Rubbishing claims by western leaders that the current food crisis was caused by the growing consumption in India and China, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) foreign ministers today sought a 'just' global economy keeping in view interests of all nations.
"There are multiple reasons for the current food crisis, primarily because of recent cyclones in Bangladesh and Myanmar, which destroyed the entire rice crops in these countries, also exporters of rice. Now they have to import rice instead of exporting it," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said during the deliberations on the issue at the ministerial meet in Yekaterinburg (Russia).
Blasting the claims that production of bio-fuel by his country was among the reasons for the food crisis, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim pointed out: "Brazil has been producing bio-fuel for more than 30years, but there was no food crisis in the world."
Heblamed the agriculture subsidies to their farmers by the developed nations for the miserable state of agriculture in the developing nations.