Prof. von Witzke in an interview of DW TV on food speculations

15.8.2013

Deutsche Welle TV conducted an interview with Prof. Harald von Witzke, agricultural economist at Humboldt University of Berlin and President of HFFA e.V., on food prices against the background that the World Bank is warning again of a new food crisis. Prof. von Witzke speaks about the world markets and that price volatility is mainly attributed to politics rather than speculation. The result of increasing agrarian prices are malnutrition and poverty. In 2008 about 1 bill people didn't have enough to eat. It might be 2 bill soon. The only way out is free trade and limiting export restrictions.

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