The year 2011 started once more with alarming figures on rising prices of basic food commodities. Rising food prices are often disastrous and literally murderous for poor people. Financial deregulation in many ways augments the problem. As a result of the overall deregulation of financial markets, speculation on food commodities continues to prevail. Progressive development organizations demand regulation to stop this. With Rens van Tilburg, researcher at SOMO, Jaap Bos, econoom aan Maastricht University and Koert Jansen, Fund manager van Triodos Bank. English spoken. (website crea)

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