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Business, Economics and Jobs

Wheat prices soar

Michael Pollan about the worry over world wheat supplies; the price of wheat has soared to record highs recently and meanwhile the World Food Program of the United Nations is warning that expensive wheat could soon force the agency

Conflict & Justice

Gaza crisis

The World's Katy Clark reports that the United Nations today announced that it's stopping food aid delivery to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip; UN officials say they've run out of fuel because of an Israeli blockade on Gaza.

Environment

Biofuel vs. Food?

Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Jean Ziegler, the United Nations "Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food" about how biofuel production may be contributing to the global food crisis.

Environment

One Laptop update

Cyrus Farivar has an update on the "One Laptop Per Child" program initiative: it has fallen short of its goal and a there is a split among the program's partners.

Business, Economics and Jobs

U.N. food plan

The World's Jeb Sharp reports that United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon will lead a new UN task force to tackle the global food crisis, and Ban says the first priority will be to feed the world's hungry and prevent social unrest around the globe.

Environment

Vietnam's rice crisis

Nguyen Qui Duc reports on how rising food costs are affecting people in Vietnam: the country is a major producer of rice and the government has halted exports to try and keep prices down at home, but even so, many Vietnamese are struggling to cope.