We at Ethical Markets also highlight the role of speculation in commodity futures, even by pension funds, as causing the rising food prices, now verified by the models of the New England Complexity Science Institute (NECSI ), Hazel Henderson, Editor
Earth Policy Release
With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Here are a few of the many facts from the book to consider:
“In this era of tightening world food supplies, the ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage. Food is the new oil.