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As Food Prices Rise, U.S. Support for Agricultural Centers Wilts

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Science  18 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5874, pp. 303
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5874.303a

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In response to a recent spike in wholesale and market prices for rice, wheat, and maize, U.S. President George W. Bush earlier this week ordered up $200 million in emergency food aid. Behind the scenes, however, the U.S. government is moving to slash funding for international agricultural research.