Global food chain stretched to the limit

Sunday, January 16, 2011
By Paul Martin

Soaring prices spark fears of social unrest in developing world

By John W. Schoen
MSNBC.com

Strained by rising demand and battered by bad weather, the global food supply chain is stretched to the limit, sending prices soaring and sparking concerns about a repeat of food riots last seen three years ago.

Signs of the strain can be found from Australia to Argentina, Canada to Russia.

On Friday, Tunisia’s president fled the country after trying to quell deadly riots in the North African country by slashing prices on food staples.

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