"Beware of the 'Food Bubble'"

"Experts worry that the world is facing a looming food crisis, one that we are currently not well prepared to deal with.

In his new book, World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, Earth Policy Institute's Lester Brown looks at the state of the world's resources, warning that the outlook does not look good when it comes to feeding the world's population. Brown warns that the "food bubble" may be about to burst in both the book and a new piece in Foreign Policy this week, laying out why there is good reason to believe that the new year may be disasterous on this front:"

Kate Sheppard reports for Mother Jones January 14, 2011.


"World Is 'One Poor Harvest' From Chaos, New Book Warns" (AFP)

"Food Prices Insulate Agriculture Sector From Wider Economy Woes" (SPX)

Source: Mother Jones, 01/18/2011