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Oxfam: Extreme Weather Puts Food Security In Danger Worldwide
2011-11-28 10:23:12

According to new research, compiled by British charity Oxfam, soaring wheat prices stemming from extreme weather events that shook the world in the past year have endangered food security in many places around the world.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.