Commodities Market Speculation: the Risk to Food Security and Agriculture

By Dr. Steve Suppan   IATP
Published November 13, 2008

Food and HealthAgricultureMarketsBusiness and industryFood securitySouth-South Trade

 Excessive speculation in agriculture commodity markets has played a major role in the rapid rise and fall in global food prices, contributing to a massive increase in undernourished people and commodity market instability, according to this report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

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