The world food crisis is here now, and it may just be a matter of time before the shock wave lands on the doorstep of Western nations. A number of developing countries have already experienced violent protests and riots with dozens of people killed. Only military intervention has prevented complete anarchy in some areas as people strive to soothe their hunger pangs. The United Nations estimates that almost all of its efforts in certain countries to ease poverty have been erased due to an 83 percent increase in the price of food.
The Independent reports: