The worst US drought in half a century is further evidence that we are in the midst of a global food crisis. In 2007-08, there were riots in more than 20 countries, as the cost of commodities surged. After a brief respite, prices of corn and soya have in recent months risen to all-time highs. I believe this is evidence that we cannot sustainably feed a world population forecast to reach 10bn by 2050. Are we cowboy capitalists, with our love of growth at any cost, about to ride full speed into disaster?
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