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Libya protests: 84 killed in growing unrest - with video ~ link ~ The real question is 'If the current revolutions are not successful, will those governments take revenge against Israel by becoming involved against it in the coming Middle East war?! Stirling
Bahrain unrest: Protesters enter symbolic Pearl Square ~ link ~
Revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East - Who Really Benefits ~ link
The US Puppets Behind Egypt's "Revolution" ~ link ~ The Illuminati demands obedience to an agenda which has little to do with democracy or the welfare of the Egyptian people.
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Global food price inflation leads to world food crisis ~ link ~ In 2008, high food prices led to riots in 25 different countries. The specter of another such crisis reared its head in September when 12 people were killed in food riots in Mozambique.
Global meat prices are currently at a 20-year high, while soybean prices are at a 16-month high. Wheat prices have risen 57 percent over the last six months, and over the same period rice prices rose 45 percent and sugar prices rose 55 percent. In the last few weeks of October alone, wheat and corn prices surged 30 percent.
The price crunch has been worsened by a spate of recent climate-related crop failures worldwide, but the underlying causes are more long-term. The UN largely blames loss of arable land to urbanization, degradation and conversion to biofuels production.
"Worldwide, 5 million to 10 million hectares [12 million to 25 million acres] of agricultural land are being lost annually due to severe degradation and another 19.5 million are lost for industrial uses and urbanization," wrote UN special rapporteur Olivier de Schutter on the right to food in a recent report.
"But the pressure on land resulting from these factors has been boosted in recent years by policies favoring large-scale industrial plantations. According to the World Bank, more than one-third of large-scale land acquisitions are intended to produce agrofuels."
In addition, speculation by investors has artificially inflated food prices even beyond their already alarming highs, and is likely to continue doing so.
UN Agency on 'Red Alert' as soaring food prices threaten millions of World's poorest ~ link ~ Record high food prices are putting added pressure on the United Nations agency that helps feed nearly 100 million of the world’s poorest people, with officials warning of a potential “perfect storm” combination of soaring costs, weather emergencies and political instability.
The World Bank’s latest food price index is just three percent below its 2008 peak. Wheat and maize prices have gone up about 75 percent since last June. According to report, wheat increased 54 percent in Kyrgyzstan, 45 percent in Bangladesh, 37 percent in Tajikistan, 33 percent in Mongolia, 31 percent in Sri Lanka, 19 percent in Afghanistan and 16 percent in both Sudan and Pakistan. According to Zoellick, high and volatile food prices are a key challenge in the developing world, where the most vulnerable people spend more than half their income on food.
“Even before these latest price hikes, there were already more than 900 million people going hungry each day,” he says. “Now, with an estimated 44 million more people living in extreme poverty, it shows this year is shaping up to be a very tough year for the chronically malnourished.”
Egyptians celebrate but military starts talking tough ~ link ~