“Food riots in America? You’re crazy…”
•Yes, really, food riots, here. I mean it.
•42 million hungry, angry Americans can’t be wrong
•Fear is for children – grownups take action
On Monday I wrote something that caused my coworkers to look at me even more sideways than usual.
I said, “I think we can expect the words “food riot” to enter the American lexicon sometime in the next 18 months, and I don’t say that flippantly.”
Just to be clear, “lexicon” is a fancy word that means vocabulary – and “food riot” is a phrase that refers to a group of angry, hungry, violent people who destroy property because they feel (among other things) that food prices are too high.
And yes, to answer any questions from the peanut gallery in my office, I do believe we’ll see food riots in these United States of America sometime in the next year and a half.