Underreported: Rising Food Prices and Global Uprising

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute and author of World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, describes what’s driving the rise in food prices around the world – from the changing environment to population growth. Plus, find out how commodities prices are connected to the rising dissatisfaction in many developing countries.


Lester Brown

Comments [2]

jgarbuz from Queens

Malthus may take care of Muslim overpopulation, unless it perhaps forcing the Muslim countries to buy advanced Israeli water desalinization technologies :)

Feb. 03 2011 01:49 PM
Laurence Addeo from The Bronx

I do understand Lester Brown's comments about the enviorment and the decrease of wheat crops and the need for increases in wheat crops and other food crops. But prices could come down significantly if we do something about investors using the comodities to enrich themselves. Food should be for people not for investors to make huge profits at the expense of increased costs for the poor around the world.

Feb. 03 2011 01:33 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.