PRICES for international food commodities continued to decline in August as ample supplies, a slump in energy prices and concerns over China's economic slowdown all contributed to the sharpest drop in the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Food Price Index in almost seven years.
The index averaged 155.7 points in August, down 5.2% from July and the steepest monthly drop since December 2008, with virtually all major food commodities re
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