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Trade policies and global food security

Anderson, Kym

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Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Angry consumers took to the streets in scores of nations. In some places, food riots turned violent, pressuring governments and in a few cases contributed to their overthrow. Foreign investors sparked a new global land rush, adding a different set of pressures. With scientists cautioning that the world has entered a new era of steadily rising food prices, perhaps...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12347

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