The World Bank said its global food price index was up 36% in March from levels a year earlier. The surge in global food prices has already driven 44 million people below the “extreme poverty line,” which the World Bank defines as living on just $1.25 a day. An additional 10% increase in food prices would cause another 10 million people to fall below the poverty line, while a 30% spike would lead to 34 million more poor. To read more from CNN, click here.

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