A Global Food Crisis is Imminent
France’s leading newspaper, Le Monde, has interviewed the U.N. Rapporteur for Food Rights, Olivier de Schutter. Here is part of the interview:
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Le Monde: Has the situation improved since the “hunger riots” of 2008?
Olivier de Schutter: No. All the conditions for a new food crisis within a year or two are assembled. The question is not whether it will take place, but when. The structural causes for the 2008 food crisis – an abrupt increase in prices linked to cyclical factors and accelerated by speculation – remain in place. Only a single spark would be enough to relaunch the increase in prices. We have not learned our lessons from the last crisis.
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This is more evidence that a worldwide food crisis is coming. Heed the warnings.
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