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Latest update : 2012-08-15

Food fight: the return of record grain prices

Is it really down to a choice between filling the tank or feeding the planet? With droughts in the US and Eastern Europe and pushing grain prices to record highs, environmentalists are calling for an end to ethanol.

  • Frank VAN TONGEREN Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
  • Markus KARLSSON France 24 Business Editor
  • Jacques BERTHELOT Economist, member of 'Solidarité' (NGO) (from Toulouse, France)
  • Randy OLSON Executive Director, Iowa Biodiesel board (from Dallas, Texas, USA)

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    Produced by Shamira Muhammad, Mary Colombel, Sara Bertilsson

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2015-03-30 Boko Haram

Nigeria: And the winner is... Tense wait for election results (part 2)

A "largely peaceful" vote in Nigeria's closest-ever presidential election - but how about the vote-counting? Both sides are on their guard as Africa's most populous nation waits...

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2015-03-30 Nigerian presidential elections

Nigeria: And the winner is... Tense wait for election results (part 1)

A "largely peaceful" vote in Nigeria's closest-ever presidential election - but how about the vote-counting? Both sides are on their guard as Africa's most populous nation waits...

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2015-03-26 Yemen

Yemen - The Escalation: Could Sunni-Shiite divide engulf the region? (part 2)

Yemen's no longer a proxy war in a remote location. A Saudi-led coalition has begun air strikes to stop the Iran-allied Houthi, who already control the capital, from taking over...

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2015-03-26 Yemen

Yemen - The Escalation: Could Sunni-Shiite divide engulf the region? (part 1)

Yemen's no longer a proxy war in a remote location. A Saudi-led coalition has begun air strikes to stop the Iran-allied Houthi, who already control the capital, from taking over...

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2015-03-25 plane crash

French Alps plane crash: Investigators have no explanation so far (part 1)

The rescue helicopters have been to-ing and fro-ing all day in the mountain town of Seyne-les-Alpes after the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. It will be days before we know...

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