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Colbert on How to Profit From Worldwide Food Shortages

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Stephen Colbert was joined by his "financial mentor, a red plastic button" last night, and he recommended speculating on food futures, which the UN has said is "an irresponsible manipulation of the third world's food supply." What, it's just "playing lotto with someone else's lunch money"! He then brings out a child to demonstrate how it works using cookies and dice.

Colbert interviews Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations about why, exactly, it's wrong to make money off people who don't have enough to eat. She says one reason is because we're putting corn into biofuel instead of people's bodies, to which Colbert responds, "Well, my car is hungry." And really, why should he care about people in "Scooby-dooby-doobistan?"

Video: Stephen Colbert on Food Futures Speculation

· Eat, Pray to Eat - Laurie Garrett [Colbert Nation]
· All Stephen Colbert Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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