October 9, 2012

The New Geopolitics of Food

Lester Brown, The Globalist

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Global food prices have more than doubled over the last decade, increasing the burden on the world's poorest to feed themselves. If this trend continues, spreading food unrest will likely lead to political instability. This is not just an agricultural problem, writes Lester Brown, author of "Full Planet, Empty Plates," but one involving energy, water resources, transportation and health and family planning.

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