by Marion Nestle
May 6 2008

The current food crisis: two views worth reading

The rise in food prices is blamed on a perfect storm of three factors: high oil prices, food grown for biofuels, and rising demand for meat in developing countries, particularly India and China. Vandana Shiva takes exception to this last accusation. The “crisis” is one of the least attractive result of globalization and corporate control of the food supply, she argues. The Washington Post has been running an excellent series of articles. The Post adds a fourth factor: the serious drought in Australia caused by global warming. If you were wondering what was meant by “global food system,” here it is.

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[...] Marisa McClellan wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThe rise in food prices is blamed on a perfect storm of three factors: high oil prices, food grown for biofuels, and rising demand for meat in developing countries, particularly India and China. Vandana Shiva takes exception to this … [...]

[...] What to Eat wrote an interesting post today on The current food crisis: two views worth readingHere’s a quick excerpt The rise in food prices is blamed on a perfect storm of three factors: high oil prices, food grown for biofuels, and rising demand for meat in developing countries, particularly India and China. Vandana Shiva takes exception to this last accusation. The “crisis” is one of the least attractive result of globalization and corporate control of the food supply, she argues.  The Washington Post has been running an excellent series of articles.  The Post adds a fourth factor: the serious drought in A [...]

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[...] Views to Chew On Esteemed nutritionist Marion Nestle offers up links to a series of articles from The Washington Post (nice graphics) as well as Vandana Shiva’s thoughts on the crisis the UN is calling “the silent tsunami.” (What to Eat) [...]

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