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LONDON (Kyodo) Prime Minister Taro Aso says he will call on world to develop principles promoting responsible foreign investment in agriculture in the face of “land grabs” of large-scale farmland in poor nations to ensure food supplies for wealthy nations.

In an article contributed to the Financial Times, Aso said food security will be the highlight of the discussion Friday among the leaders of the Group of Eight and urged concerned parties to “frame a coordinated global response” to such land deals.

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