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U.N. world food price index jumps 2.6 pct in February

By Reuters | Thu, 6 Mar 2014 12:24 PM
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By Naomi O'Leary

ROME, March 6 (Reuters) - Global food prices rose 2.6 percent in February in the sharpest climb since mid-2012 due to unfavourable weather, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, with the crisis in Ukraine threatening to cause future volatility.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) price index, which measures monthly price changes for a basket of cereals, ...

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