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Rising food prices Roil Developing World


Soaring food prices are triggering shortages and protests across the developing world as the disruption caused by the war in Ukraine adds to existing tensions over the global supply of grains, meat and other foodstuffs.

India on Saturday invoked a rare ban on wheat exports to help rein in domestic prices, a move that could heighten global tensions. The country is the world’s second largest producer of wheat, behind China. Late last month, Indonesia halted the export of certain types of palm oil in a bid to reduce soaring cooking oil prices in the country.

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