Sunday, April 20, 2008

Your Call 042108 What caused the global food crisis?

What's behind the current global food crisis? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System. Since 2007, there has been a 40 percent rise in food prices worldwide, making rice, corn, and wheat unaffordable for many people. As a result, food riots are on the rise. How did this crisis happen? Who's been impacted? And where should we look for solutions? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Raj Patel, visiting scholar in the Center for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley

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