The Resource Global food crisis, by Marcia Clemmitt, (electronic resource)

Global food crisis, by Marcia Clemmitt, (electronic resource)

Label
Global food crisis
Title
Global food crisis
Statement of responsibility
by Marcia Clemmitt
Title variation
What's causing the rising prices?
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Food prices have spiked around the world over the past year, bringing hunger and unrest to many developing countries, along with pain at the checkout counter for lower-income American families. In North Korea, for example, where 35 percent of the population is undernourished, the price of the major food staple, rice, soared 186 percent, and overall food prices rose 70 percent. With 2.1 billion people around the world living on less than $2 a day, such price increases may plunge hundreds of millions into malnutrition and starvation. Drought, high oil prices that make food transport pricey and diversion of corn for use as a biofuel all contribute to the price spike. The effect of globalization -- which has led poor countries to abandon domestic food crops in favor of commodity crops for export -- also has been blamed. The crisis also has sparked international tension over the impact of wealthy nations' farm subsidies and meat-heavy diets, which take many more resources to produce than grain- or legume-based diets
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CQPDC
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  • CQ researcher
  • CQ researcher
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Clemmitt, Marcia
Dewey number
338.1/9
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9000.5
LC item number
.C54 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
CQ researcher
Series volume
v. 18, no. 24
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  • Food supply
  • Food industry and trade
  • Food prices
  • Globalization
Label
Global food crisis, by Marcia Clemmitt, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from caption (viewed on June 30, 2008)
  • "June 27, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
232962052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232962052
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Global food crisis, by Marcia Clemmitt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from caption (viewed on June 30, 2008)
  • "June 27, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
232962052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232962052
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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