The Food Crises: A Quantitative Model

Recent increases in basic food prices are severely impacting vulnerable populations worldwide. Proposed causes lead to widely differing implications for policy.

NECSI Shows Link Between Food Prices and Riots

NECSI warns third food price peak will cause widespread social unrest if action is not taken.

Science of the Food Crisis [Video]

Food price spikes in 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 triggered food riots across the world - including the Arab Spring. NECSI quantified the heightened propensity for violence, unrest and revolution during times of high food prices.

NECSI Food Briefing

In the summer of 2012, droughts in the American Midwest pushed corn and wheat prices above their previous highs in 2011 and out of the reach of the world’s poorest, threatening to trigger a new wave of global unrest — perhaps even a second Arab Spring.

NECSI Warns Food Prices Will Soar Because of Drought and Speculators

Worst US drought in 50 years is poised to trigger an imminent global food crisis.

Food FAQ

Here we address some key Frequently Asked Questions about the conversion of corn to ethanol and the role of speculators in commodities markets.



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