Instability and Global Food Supplies
Part of the Global Forecast 2011
World food prices are at an all-time high. The world’s population is growing and is expected to increase by 2 billion people over the next 40 years. Riots in Tunisia, triggered in part by food prices, set off a remarkable chain of events that resulted in the downfall of governments in Egypt and Tunisia, a NATO operation in Libya, and instability in several other countries. Will the face of hunger be the face of insecurity?