Financial speculations and the Mexican tortilla (Ecologist Film Unit)

A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas, threatening the health and livelihoods of the country’s poor. See here for more details on this case. Here are a couple of posts on the impact of market/financial speculations on food security in general: Financial speculation in food markets (The Real News), Food Speculation (OXFAM)

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