Hunger for Profit - Why Poverty? (4:44 min - English Subtitles)

Hunger for Profit - Why Poverty? (4:44 min - English Subtitles)
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USA/Kenya: Why are crops the best performing investments? For more on this and teaching resources linked to the film, go to On one side of the world American star investor Jim Rogers arrives at his elegant offices and explains how large investments and movements of money affect prices. On the other side of the world market vendors in Kenya feel the effects. Prices on global exchanges for maize and wheat have tripled in the last 5 years. Maize has been the best-performing investment since the financial crisis began. Global returns rose in the last 5 years by: 55% for oil; 144% for gold; 146% for maize.You might also want to watch Land Rush about the race for land in Africa. How can so much money be made from food speculation and a billion people still go hungry in the world? Directors: Caroline Nokel & Valentin Thurn Producer: Yvonne MiehlkeProduced by Thurn Film & Steps International