Barclay's is the latest bank to say they may get out of the agricultural commodity trading business to limit "reputational risk."
U.S. banks, of course, have no such compunctions. They actively oppose limits on commodity trading.
The UN conference on trade and development blames high food prices on commodities trading. They say futures are traded on commodities that don't exist, up to 20 to 30 times the amount of physical production.
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