NATO News Food Impacting Global Security

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NATO News Food Impacting Global Security

Post by Alaskan Girl on Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:15 am

Prices rise 15% in four months.

"The potential of high food prices to act as a trigger for social and political changes has been evident across North Africa and the Middle East in 2011. Higher food prices, coupled with a financial downturn, have impacted hard on the region’s people. Those hit hardest are the poor, who spend a higher percentage of their money on food."

"Here NATO Review asks the experts about what the combined impact of less food security, higher populations and increased climate change could mean for security around the world. It also looks at how some of the worst effects could be avoided."

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_70688.htm
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