Watching – UN warns of food riots in developing world as drought pushes up prices

Guardian article dated 28.5.2011

European dry spell and commodities speculation combine to push up average cereal costs by 71% to record levels. Food prices are expected to hit new highs in the coming weeks, tightening the squeeze on UK households and potentially triggering further unrest in developing countries unless there is heavy rainfall across drought-affected Europe, the United Nations has warned.

As yet the screws turn on mankind, he sleeps on, unaware of the signs of the times.

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