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When Will Food Riots Break Out Across the U.S.?

Posted by edro on November 25, 2008

See main Entry at >> The Land of Plenty [of hungry people]

Loss of topsoil, land degradation and desertification are global phenomena, which are rapidly destroying our ability to feed the world population

Unless comprehensive action is taken globally to stop the deadly trends, food riots will be commonplace throughout the world in the very near future.


Severely degraded land. Photo: Unesco. Image may be subject to copyright.

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UN SecGen: Food crisis is now emergency

Posted by feww on April 18, 2008

UNITED NATIONS – A rapidly escalating global food crisis has reached emergency proportions and threatens to wipe out seven years of progress in the fight against poverty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Monday.

UN Ban Ki-moon: “[The international community needs] to take urgent and concerted action in order to avoid the larger political and security implications of this growing crisis”.

“The rapidly escalating crisis of food availability around the world has reached emergency proportions,” Ban said.

“The World Bank has estimated that the doubling of food prices over the last three years could push 100 million people in low income countries deeper into poverty [starvation?],” he said. Report

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Emerging Food Crisis

Posted by edro on April 10, 2008

Poverty, Food Scarcity, Riots

Since February 2008, riots and violent protests concerning rising food prices or food shortages have been reported in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cameroon, Egypt, El Salvador, Haiti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Mozambique, Philippines Senegal, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.

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