Banks Are to Blame for Rising Food Costs

You never hear people blaming bankers for the deadly rise in basic crop prices, but they share a good part of the blame.

What's behind the spiraling cost of food? It's not just oil and the burgeoning appetites of Americans.

As Frederick Kaufman, the author of A Short History of the American Stomach explains in an article in this month's Foreign Policy, titled "How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis":

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