Olivier De Schutter, Gaëtan Vanloqueren, The New Green Revolution: How Twenty-First-Century Science Can Feed the World, The Solutions Journal, Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2011, Pages 33-44 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/the-new-green-revolution-how-twenty-first-century-science-can-feed-the-world/) Abstract: Some crises appear and disappear in global media while remaining acute in the lives of real people. Global food insecurity is this type of crisis. In January 2011 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned that global food prices in December 2010 exceeded the 2008 peak during the so-called food price crisis that sparked “food riots” across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.1 The UN also warned that the price increase would not stop overnight and that we were entering “danger territory.”2 Although prices stabilized in the spring, global food prices in May 2011 remained higher than they were in June 2008. We will see more price spikes in the future, due to a growing discrepancy between supply and demand, the impacts of climate disruption on agricultural production, and the merger of the energy and food markets. The food crisis is here to stay. Governments have pledged to reinvest massively in agriculture. After three decades of neglect, this is … Topics: Agriculture & Food; Globalization; Sustainability