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Global Food Crisis Risk Is Soaring [MAP]
TBI ^ | 10-10-2012 | Joshua Berlinger

Posted on 10/10/2012 8:44:48 AM PDT by blam

Global Food Crisis Risk Is Soaring [MAP]>

Joshua Berlinger
October 10,2012

The global risk analysis firm Maplecroft has released its food security index for 2013, along with a map that highlights which the food security of individual states.

Africa is clearly the most afflicted, with six of the seven states at "extreme risk." Afghanistan was the only nation outside of Africa at extreme risk. Only two countries lacked sufficient data to be analyzed.

Spiking food prices could have catastrophic consequences. "Forecasts for 2013 provide a worrying picture,” Maplecroft’s Head of Maps and Indices Helen Hodge added. “Although a food crisis has not emerged yet, there is potential for food related upheaval across the most vulnerable regions, including sub-Saharan Africa.”

The report added that food insecurity could also become yet another factor fueling the already tense relations and civil unrest in the Middle East.

At the current rate, Rabobank— a financial specialist in agro-commodities — estimates that prices of food staples could rise by as much as 15 percent by June 2013.

Here's the map:


(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crisis; economy; food; shortages

1 posted on 10/10/2012 8:44:57 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Crisis seems to be manufactured to increase prices a lot nowadays.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 8:47:56 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: blam
high food prices have been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But can food prices actually help predict when social unrest is likely to break out?
3 posted on 10/10/2012 8:51:37 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: blam

All part of the Cloward-Piven plan.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 8:52:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (That was sarcasm, you moron.)
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To: blam
Why is New Zealand in the medium to high risk category?

As an aside, notice that almost all the low risk categories are anglo saxon type countries which have their laws based on traditional Christianity?

Hmmmmmm, coincidence?

5 posted on 10/10/2012 8:52:46 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: mjp

The next revolution is three missed meals away.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 8:53:07 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: blam
Freakin Greenland. Lousy bunch of PREPPERS!
7 posted on 10/10/2012 8:55:47 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Just another Joe
"Why is New Zealand in the medium to high risk category?

Not wearing our glass today?
8 posted on 10/10/2012 8:59:14 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: blam

Interesting that the most bass-akwards nations are the most affected... hmmm...

But lets get back to the nitty-gritty: There is more than enough food produced every year to feed every man, woman, and child on this earth. But for some, they cannot afford it (a problem growing worse because of socialism-induced inflation).

And to throw more stupidity onto the fire - we burn our food in our gas tanks!!! Insanity that helps no-one but big agriculture and politicians.

If the yahoo lefties are so steamed up and misty-eyed about all the hungry folks in the world - then let them SPEND THEIR OWN MONEY and buy up the surplus food/grain that goes to waste every year (including the stuff that both Asia and Europe keep rejecting from the US because it is bio-engineered) and ship it to the poorest of nations.

Oh - that’s right - they want US to spend OUR money, and to push our own economy and civilization back into the stone age for the sake of those “poor around the world”...


9 posted on 10/10/2012 9:03:59 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Kartographer

Probably his monitor’s color fidelity.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 9:08:34 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: blam
So all the money we've been collecting and sending to Africa since I was in the first grade, to help the poor starving African children, have done absolutely nothing.

Correction, they beat back Leprosy, now there is AIDS instead.
The food situation has not changed in 50 years.

11 posted on 10/10/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: blam

It’s curious that the Norks AREN’T “Extreme Risk”.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: grobdriver
"color fidelity"

So his monitor is RACIST? ;-)
13 posted on 10/10/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DuncanWaring
"It’s curious that the Norks AREN’T “Extreme Risk”."

I noticed that too.

14 posted on 10/10/2012 10:12:43 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Thankfully I have no shortage of squirrels and rabbits running around my yard and a nice pellet gun to take ‘em down with.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 10:14:33 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (Liberals love to do what is "best" for you, even if it kills you.)
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To: BitWielder1
"So all the money we've been collecting and sending to Africa since I was in the first grade, to help the poor starving African children, have done absolutely nothing."

They even spent MY money teaching African males how to clean their penis's after sex.

16 posted on 10/10/2012 10:15:12 AM PDT by blam
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To: UCANSEE2

No State is more than three meals away from revolution.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 12:36:39 PM PDT by AceMineral (Will work for money.)
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To: blam

Things are missing from the Wal*Mart.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT by AceMineral (Will work for money.)
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To: Kartographer
Not wearing our glass today?

Actually I wasn't wearing my glasses, but I can't use that as an excuse.

I actually meant Papua New Guinea.

19 posted on 10/10/2012 3:32:21 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe
That is Papau New Guinea (east) and Irian Jaya (west). NZ is east of the Australian, not north.
20 posted on 10/10/2012 3:40:22 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Just another Joe

“I actually meant Papua New Guinea.”

Yeah, like why would head-hunters ever go hungry?


21 posted on 10/10/2012 3:43:46 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: BitWielder1

Actually, all that money made things worse. They shipped “free” food to Africa - and put the local producers out of business!


22 posted on 10/10/2012 3:43:46 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: headsonpikes
Yeah, like why would head-hunters ever go hungry?

Soylent Green, baby.

23 posted on 10/10/2012 3:50:55 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: blam; American Constitutionalist; stephenjohnbanker; M. Espinola; SwinneySwitch; Travis McGee
A word for the wise - do NOT eat any fish offered by cheap lunch and dinner buffets. King Zero has sold out to China and that sushi you love may be contamimated:

Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers ! !

Especially if the fish came from Asian waters and glows in the dark . . .

24 posted on 10/12/2012 6:07:23 AM PDT by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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To: UCANSEE2
Obama: "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK"

I fully believe that 0bama would be for "food fairness", taking away what we have because others don't have enough.

25 posted on 10/12/2012 6:12:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam

Like the American poor, the high risk areas need to get to work to improve their condition


26 posted on 10/12/2012 6:16:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: blam

Not longpig again tonight, honey...


27 posted on 10/12/2012 6:19:44 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: ex-Texan

I don’t eat Sushi.. never liked it.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 6:51:22 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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