Riots, instability spread as food prices skyrocket

April 23, 2008 • News

Thanks to Carter Dillard for this article.

Riots from Haiti to Bangladesh to Egypt over the soaring
costs of basic foods have brought the issue to a boiling point and
catapulted it to the forefront of the world’s attention, the head of
an agency focused on global development said Monday.

“This is the world’s big story,” said Jeffrey Sachs, director of
Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

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