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Posted on 10/10/2012 8:44:48 AM PDT by blam
Global Food Crisis Risk Is Soaring [MAP]>
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, Maplecrofts 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 ...
“I actually meant Papua New Guinea.”
Yeah, like why would head-hunters ever go hungry?
Actually, all that money made things worse. They shipped “free” food to Africa - and put the local producers out of business!
Soylent Green, baby.
Especially if the fish came from Asian waters and glows in the dark . . .
I fully believe that 0bama would be for "food fairness", taking away what we have because others don't have enough.
Like the American poor, the high risk areas need to get to work to improve their condition
Not longpig again tonight, honey...
I don’t eat Sushi.. never liked it.
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