They – the powers that be – still haven’t even attempted to solve the root causes of this problem. Probably because they don’t want to. Probably because they are supported by those who profit from this problem (ie. the global corporations that control the seeds or the fertilizers …)
2008 is seen as the year of food crises, prompted in part by high fuel prices, but these started declining as the global recession got underway in late 2008 and eventually returned to 2006 levels, though food prices in many developing countries are still higher than they were then.
“This has been a temporary respite,” said the report, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific, by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).