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Food prices expected to soar over the next 20 years,
06-01-2011, 01:48 AM #1
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An international charity located in the U.K., Oxfam, said that food prices over the next 20 years could easily double. The announcement was made today as an early warning to the potential devastation rising food prices could have on the already hundreds of millions hungry people worldwide. The organization warns that the cost of food is already having a significant impact on the poor as inflation, oil prices, population and climate change start to tick up, so will the competition for food.

The organization goes on to warn that the future of the food supply and most importantly, access to food, will be available by stark contrasts in resources and wealth, leaving the poor and those without proper resources to languish and perish. Oxfam wrote and documented their research in a new catalog entitled Growing a Better Future. While the headline creates a fear laden pause, the published piece is full of political commentary. The organization doesn’t hide their dislike of corporations and calls for increased regulation amongst corporations and wealth by way of national governments while also criticizing government for allowing corporations to put profit over human consequence. They also believe that climate change and the selfish human interests of those trying to obtain wealth, conflict with the needs of the poor.

Much of their political stance can be taken from the following statement in their newly published paper on hunger:

06-01-2011, 03:26 AM #2
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Over the next 20 years?? rofl.gif That doesn't even keep pace with inflation. 20 years ago gas was 50 cents/litre, today it's $1.35, by that measure, food will be cheaper than it is now.
06-01-2011, 05:28 PM #3
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I can see countries using food as a weapon in the near future, just as oil is now. If the USA and Canada were to stop food exports, millions would perish.




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