Latest update: 03/05/2011
World food prices on the rise: is speculation to blame?
Have you noticed your weekly shopping bills getting higher and higher? If you have, you’re not alone. The price of key staples such as wheat and maize is on the up and that’s trickling down to supermarket shelves. In this edition of Beyond Business we take a closer look at the reasons behind the hikes. Are financial speculators to blame?