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[From the BBC NEWS website]
US in $200m food crisis response
US President George W Bush has ordered the release of $200m in emergency aid to alleviate food shortages in Africa and other parts of the world.
The White House said the money would be used to meet unanticipated needs for food aid.
Rising food prices have sparked recent riots in several countries, including Haiti, the Philippines and Egypt.
The World Bank has said a doubling of food prices in three years could push 100m more people into poverty.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
It feels as though someone has manufactured a problem and the question is who will gain from this. What type of powers will be granted to help solve the problem. Someone is going to benefit. I just want to know who.