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October 9, 2008
Global food prices surge

Since 2006, food prices around the world have risen by 60 percent.

High prices have created a public outcry — from tortilla riots in Mexico to protests over grain prices in parts of Africa.

Last year, more than 25,000 Indian farmers committed suicide.

In Iran, food prices climbed 50 percent in September alone.

Pakistan is stockpiling wheat and its military guards the flour mills.

And, Malaysia forbids people from taking sugar, flour or cooking oil out of the country.

Worldfocus producers traveled to Argentina, India, Kenya and Ukraine and reported on the causes and effects of rising food prices.

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