Speculators Worsening World Food Crisis?

Biofuels and droughts can't fully explain the recent shortageshedge funds and small investors bear some responsibility for global hunger

Not long ago, Dwight Anderson welcomed reporters with open arms. He liked to entertain them with stories from the world of big money. Anderson is a New York hedge fund manager, and as recently as last October he would talk with enthusiasm about his visits to Malaysian palm-oil plantations and Brazilian grain farms. "You could clearly see how supply was getting tight," he said.

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