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We at Ethical Markets agreed with this  analysis by Prof Bar-Yam and his team at NECSI and we are fortunate that Dr. Bar-Yam is a member of our Advisory Board, Hazel Henderson, Editor Remember the food crisis of 2007 and 2008, when rapid and extreme increases in global food prices …

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