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“Hunger is our business” — Der Spiegel

From Horand Knaup, Michaela Schiessl and Anne Seith in Spiegel Online:

Alan Knuckman is a commodities expert at the Chicago Board of Trade. "I don't believe in politics," he says. "I believe in the market, and the market is always right." Photo: Steve Liss / Der Spiegel

“The room in which the world’s food is distributed looks everything but appetizing. Bits of paper and disposable cups litter the trading floor at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Sweaty men in bright yellow, blue or red jackets walk around, seemingly oblivious of the debris beneath their feet, waving their hands, shouting and scrapping over futures contracts for soybeans, pork bellies or wheat. Continue reading

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