food prices and social upheaval

food price

A very interesting article on how food prices can cause civil unrest….

“The economic effects of higher food prices are clear: Since 2007, higher prices have put a brake on two decades of steady process in reducing world hunger. But the spikes in food prices over the past decade have also thrust food issues back onto the security agenda, particularly after the events of the Arab Spring. High food prices were one of the factors pushing people into the streets during the regionwide political turmoil that began in late 2010.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/02/22/where-and-why-food-prices-lead-to-social-upheaval/