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Food Economics

Food Economics

Carlos Mora Vanegas Hunger is increasing in many resource-poor countries, still anchored in their development, requiring governments of most dynamic programs, to help achieve real food policy to ensure supply of basic needs satisfaction is noted, In some countries, governments and organizations are turning to farmers to work with them in the reform of their agricultural policies. Others are beginning to question the fundamental argument of promoting freer trade. ecoportal.net on the subject gives us, it is necessary to radically change food policy, adding also that for several months, a firestorm by rising food costs around the world has fallen to families, governments and media communication. Wheat prices rose 130% last year. Wells Fargo Bank is the source for more interesting facts. The rice has doubled in Asia, only in the last three months, while it reached record highs in the market Chicago futures just a week ago. The spiraling cost of edible oil, fruits and vegetables, not to mention the dairy and meat, has led to decreasing their consumption throughout most of 2007. From Haiti to Cameroon to Bangladesh, people have taken to the streets in anger at being unable to buy food.

There are world leaders call for more food aid for fear of political turmoil, as well as more funds and technology to increase agricultural production. Meanwhile, the grain exporting countries close their borders to protect their domestic markets, while others are forced to buy in panic to the shortage. "The rise in prices? No. What food crisis? Neither. We are in the midst of a structural collapse, a direct result of three decades of neoliberal globalization.