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[Perspectives] Acting on the global food crisis

Food security made headlines in 2011 when it was a recognised factor in the Arab Spring uprisings in north Africa and the Middle East. That February food prices reached an all-time high, helping to trigger protest, violence, and revolution. No one could say we weren’t warned: a food price spike in 2008 had already provoked civil unrest in Africa, southeast Asia, and the Philippines.

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