NEWS
Tue Nov 13, 2012 06:22 AM CST

(Dow Jones) -- The United Nations food body Tuesday urged caution over large-scale land acquisitions by investors in developing countries, warning that projects aimed at foreign export markets or biofuels production may pose a threat to food security.

"It is important that any international investment should bring development benefits to the receiving country if those investments are to be 'win-win' rather than 'neo-colonialism'," said David Hallam, director of the Food and Agriculture Organization's trade and markets division.

"Care must be taken in the formulation of investment contracts and selection of business model, [while] appropriate legislative and policy frameworks need to ...

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