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Egypt, Tunisia: hit by the global food crisis

Egypt, Tunisia: hit by the global food crisis

作者:百里救锂  时间:2019-03-07 04:11:02  人气:

TUNISIA’S government has fallen and Egypt’s is facing insurrection – and this could be just the start. Food and economic analysts are warning that these governments could be the first victims of the global food crisis, and others are similarly vulnerable. What seems clear is that surging food prices helped trigger both uprisings and protests elsewhere in north Africa. The region depends on bread, and imports half of its wheat. So when world wheat prices soared by 50 per cent in 2010,