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World food crisis

Ruslan Grinberg, Director of the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences

1946 - Born in Moscow
1968 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1971 - Receives PhD in Economics, Moscow Institute of National Economy
1981 - Senior researcher, Institute of International Economic and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
1995 - Doctor of sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences
1996 - Professor, Russian Academy of Sciences
2003 - Director, Institute of Economy, Russian Academy of Sciences

At least 30 Nobel Prize winners, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, will meet in the ancient city of Petra on June 17-19 to discuss global problems. One of the main topics at their meeting is food security. High food prices have increased hunger and poverty and produced rioting in some countries. What is the cause of this crisis and what should be done to tackle it?