Paul Lachine

食品价格可以稳定下来吗?

坎布里奇——

在法国总统萨科齐的领导下,G20已将减少食品价格波动列为今年头等大事,并在最近的巴黎G20农业部长会议上给出了解决方案。此事不足为奇:今年早些时候,世界食品价格创出了新高,让人们想起了2008年的食品价格飙升潮。

全世界的消费者都在受害,穷国尤甚,因为那里的食品占据着家庭预算的大头。在一些国家中,公民对食品价格的不满已经引起了政治动荡,最引人瞩目的就是埃及和突尼斯。即使是食品生产国也宁愿将食品价格稳定下来——过去五年,食品价格上下波动幅度实在太大了。

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