Biofuels: Fueling Hunger? Threats of Another Global Food Crisis
2011 began with record-breaking food prices that experts warn could lead to another full-fledged global food crisis.
The 2008 global food crisis brought impoverished people onto the streets when they couldn’t afford to buy staple foods like rice, wheat, corn and oil. In early 2011, rising food costs contributed to the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt and sparked food riots in several other countries. World leaders initially responded to the 2008 crisis with pledges of increased food and agricultural assistance.