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Duplication on Food Prices Caused by Resource Shortage May Lead to Civil Unrest

A report, published by the Global Footprint Network (GFN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this week indicated that the growing population and its demand for food can lead to a political crisis in the future as prices are expected to double due to the shortage of water and land resources.

Martin Halle, policy analyst at the GFN described the problem and stated that the world could face the issue sooner than expected and "a few things are very clear: the demand for food is going up tremendously because of population growth.”

Halle added that "[Food production] is becoming more unstable because climate change is affecting production, in the context of growing land and water scarcity. There's very little leeway between supply and demand."

According to the UN, soils, water supplies, forest and biodiversity are under threat of climate change. Additionally it rises the risk of droughts and floods, which will trigger predicaments such as global disasters.


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