Description: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says corn-based ethanol didn’t cause record food prices, weather and trade policies did.
Source:Ã‚Â CNNMoney.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ video report
Questions for discussion:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
- Summarize the reasons for the global rise in food prices.
- Do you think bio-fuel production contributes to higher prices?
- How does population and income growth in China contribute to price changes?