Christian Parenti on Grain Prices and Social Unrest

Christian Parenti on Grain Prices and Social Unrest

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A short, persuasively argued, and absolutely despair-inducing piece on food scarcity by Christian Parenti, author of the new book Tropic of Chaos. I think it’s probable that the Arab spring uprising is only the start of worldwide political upheavals sparked by volatile food prices.

I’m betting that climate change and dwindling oil supplies will spell the end to cheap grain sooner rather than later. And while that will happily mean the end of large scale factory farming, especially of pigs and cattle, the implications for social stability will be grave. (Via Bittman.) Link.

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