Countries vulnerable to the global food crisis

According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) global food prices dropped slightly in March, however this comes after eight consecutive months of rises and prices are still 37 per cent higher than they were this time last year.

Hot spots in emerging global food crisis, map from ewg.orgActionAid and the Environmental Working Group recently collaborated to produce an interactive map highlighting places most at risk from the ongoing food crisis. The application consist of three categories showing countries where citizens are suffering the most – place which depend on imported cereals, nations with the biggest price increases, and vulnerable economies where populations have high rates of hunger.

The related article focuses on U.S, bio-fuel policy as a potential reason for price hikes. Claiming a freeze on incentives for US farmers to switch from corn to ethanol production could have an enormous positive impact without massive public investment.

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