The New Geopolitics of Food – By Lester R. Brown | Foreign Policy   Leave a comment

“Already in 2011, the U.N. Food Price Index has eclipsed its previous all-time global high; as of March it had climbed for eight consecutive months. With this year’s harvest predicted to fall short, with governments in the Middle East and Africa teetering as a result of the price spikes, and with anxious markets sustaining one shock after another, food has quickly become the hidden driver of world politics. And crises like these are going to become increasingly common. The new geopolitics of food looks a whole lot more volatile — and a whole lot more contentious — than it used to. Scarcity is the new norm.”  More on the broader global food security issue…

 

via The New Geopolitics of Food – By Lester R. Brown | Foreign Policy.

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Posted June 3, 2011 by arnoneumann in agriculture, food

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