Here is a copy of Tim Wise and Sophia Murphy’s update to their influential article: “Resolving the food crisis: The need for decisive action“
You can see it on the Triple Crisis Blog (which is worth a read if you are not familiar with it).
Food Crisis Update: Main drivers of price volatility still not addressed
by Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy
Triple Crisis Blog
February 12, 2013
Last year international food markets suffered their third price spike in five years. The trigger was a terrible drought in the United States—a major agricultural producer and exporter. An unstable climate met low levels of international grain reserves, while U.S. ethanol gobbled up maize supplies. The resulting high and volatile prices struck yet another blow at the world’s already fragile food systems.
This is exactly the scenario we warned of a year ago when we published “Resolving the Food…
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