Food tied to Political Instability
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"Food prices are absolutely core to a lot of these disturbances. If you are 25 years old, with no access to education, no income and live in a politically repressed environment, you are going to be pretty angry when the price of food goes up the way it is." - Richard Ferguson, global head of agriculture at Renaissance Capital
"He said sharply rising food prices acted "as a catalyst" to foment political unrest"
"Water scarcity, combined with soil erosion, climate change, the diversion of food crops to make biofuels, and a growing population, were all putting unprecedented pressure on the world’s ability to feed itself, according to Brown."
"You are going to see a lot more of this unless governments start addressing the fundamentals, such as climate change, water scarcity and dependence on oil. We need to create more resilient systems of agriculture for the future."
"We are quite literally on the edge of chaos. Whether we can draw back from the edge, and create food price stability – I don’t know."
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