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The Causes of the Global Food Crisis

The global food crisis is currently concentrated primarily in urban areas, where people must buy all of their food and are at the mercy of volatile markets. However, people in rural areas who cannot produce enough to feed their families are also suffering.

The sharp price increases are beginning to cause widespread hunger as many families are using as much as 75 percent of their income for food. The crisis is triggering riots in cities in several nations. High food prices have brought down governments in the past, and could do so again in this crisis.

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There are several factors driving the sharp increase in global food prices:

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