Thursday, April 10, 2008

Soon Enters the Black Horse of the Apocalypse?

Food Riots Could Spread, UN Chief Warns World [Read Article]

Sir John said: "The security implications should also not be underestimated as food riots are already being reported across the globe.

As well as the riots in Egypt, rising food costs have been blamed for violent unrest in Haiti, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mauritania, Mozambique and Senegal. Protests have also occurred in Uzbekistan, Yemen, Bolivia and Indonesia.

Read also:Brown urges action on food prices
The British prime minister said the problem of hunger was growing for the first time in decade.

This week has seen warnings that soaring global food prices are not a temporary phenomenon, and that there are likely to be more food riots that could cause political instability.

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Hungry mob attacks Haiti palace
Riots prompt Ivory Coast tax cuts
Rice prices hit Philippines poor
Egyptians hit by rising food prices
Is India facing a food crisis?
Australia's food bowl lies empty
Q&A: Rising world food prices

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