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Are speculators responsible for high food prices?


People all over the world are finding it hard to buy basic food stuffs, as global food prices remain high.

Many have taken to the streets demanding action from their governments.

The World Bank says high food prices threaten social stability.

Zeinab Badawi asks Terry Duffy, the head of the world's largest derivatives exchange, and Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, what is fuelling the increases and how far speculators are to blame.

Find out who is coming up on the programme by following us on Twitter.

You can watch the full interview on Monday 14 February 2011 on BBC World News at 0430, 0930, 1530 and 2130 GMT and on BBC News Channel at 0430 and 2330.


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