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Pope Blasts Food Commodity Speculation

Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger. Addressing a United Nations conference on nutrition, he called on rich nations to share their wealth and denounced waste, excessive consumption and unequal distribution of food. “It is also painful to see that the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by market priorities, the primacy of profit, which have...

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