In 2008 rising costs of staple foods like rice and wheat sparked riots in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean and stockpiling in other parts of the world. Some 37 countries faced food crises. High fuel prices were blamed, as was an outbreak of disease and pests affecting rice crops in Vietnam. This article convincingly blames monoculture farming and the Green Revolution for creating a ‘perfect storm’ for a global food crisis. Now a persistent drought in the United States, the world’s largest producer of corn, is driving prices of corn and soy to record levels, which can also raise the price…
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