If you only read one thing this week…


More on the food crisis from the Institute for Food and Development Policy by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
April 30, 2008, 4:42 pm
Filed under: Articles, Development theory, If you only have 15 mins

Gretchen Gordon writes: “Food protests and riots from Italy to Yemen have begun capturing worldwide attention, and policymakers are scrambling to point fingers at a litany of culprits—everything from climate change, high oil prices, a weak dollar and the biofuels boom, to meat eaters in China.” Her analysis of the situation points to unprecedented deregulation and concentration of ownership in the global food markets for the current crisis. As we have eliminated breadth and diversity in the system, we have eliminated its ability to withstand shocks and manipulation.

Read the article here.

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