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Investors cash in on food commodities as the poor go hungry

As food prices rose and war broke out in Ukraine, investors looking for a sure bet flocked into food commodities.

The trend could be pushing prices up even further, with live-or-die consequences for the world’s poor.

  • Kristie Pladson
  • Deutsche Welle

Rising consumer prices are aggravating food shortages around the globe, and investors looking to make a buck off food commodities could be making matters worse.

Food prices have risen sharply after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted global supply chains, causing shortages around the world.

The price of food spiked even higher following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Both countries are major global suppliers of…

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