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World Food Prices Skyrocket

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World Food Prices Skyrocket

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World Food Prices Skyrocket

World Food Prices Skyrocket

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From pizza places in New York to empty markets in Haiti — everyone is feeling the high prices of food. First we hear from the U.N.'s Abdolreza Abbassian about riots in places where food is in short supply.

Then Michael Franks of John's Pizza in Manhattan tells us how he's changing the way he does business to accommodate high wheat costs.

Madeleine Brand then talks to Jim Andrew, a grain farmer from Iowa. He explains how corn prices driven to record levels by the ethanol boom are forcing out other crops.

Finally, New Hampshire Public Radio's Dan Gorenstein reports on a church congregation that used a non-traditional food drive to collect 50 tons of food.

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