From the economist article: A wave of food-price inflation is moving through the world, leaving riots and shaken governments in its wake. For the first time in 30 years, food protests are erupting in many places at once. Bangladesh is in turmoil (see article); even China is worried (see article). Elsewhere, the food crisis of 2008 will test the assertion of Amartya Sen, an Indian economist, that famines do not happen in democracies.
First the Economist front page article and now this from the wall street Journal:
I don’t want to alarm anybody, but maybe it’s time for Americans to start stockpiling food.
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