33 countries face food shortages & associated potential unease

February 18th, 2010

World Food Programme officials say 33 countries in Asia and Africa face political instability as the urban poor struggle to feed their families. Global food prices have risen 57% in the last year: the price of rice is up by three quarters, and wheat has more than doubled.

Source: The Big Question: Is changing our diet the key to resolving the global food crisis? – The Independent UK

Date: 16 April 2008

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