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World Bank: babies worst hit by high food prices

24.05.12 @ 09:44

  1. By Méabh Mc Mahon

The World Bank's Verbeek in Brussels (Photo: EUobserver)

Higher global food prices are hindering attempts to reach UN targets for proper nutrition and lower infant and mother mortality rates. Jos Verbeek - the author of a World Bank study on the problem - tells EUobserver how the food market is harming children's congnitive development.