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Russian fires hit wheat supplies
UN food agency holds emergency meeting about rising food prices, caused in part by a loss of crops in Russia.
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2010 14:45 GMT

The UN is holding a special emergency summit in Rome, the Italian capital, to calm fears of hunger and unrest because of rising food prices.

The origins for much of that spike lies in Russia, the world's third largest wheat exporter.

Neave Barker, reporting from Moscow, looks at what prompted the Kremlin to ban the export of the commodity.

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Al Jazeera
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