Scientists Predict That Food Riots Will Grip The Planet Within A Year


Timon Singh

A few years ago, Sir John Beddington, the UK government’s chief scientific advisor stated that with the world’s population growing, food supplies diminishing, and water supplies becoming more scarce, all of these factors would combine to form a ‘perfect storm’ in 2030 resulting in food shortages and rioting. However, the New England Complex Systems Institute believes he is way too optimistic with his timing. In fact, the complexity theorists think that if we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet.

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The team from New England including Marco Lagi say they believe that a single factor will trigger riots around the world within the next 11 months – the price of food. Lagi and his team say that once food prices reach a certain point, social unrest will break out in several countries, especially in poorer parts of the world.

The team cite evidence from the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organisation, which plots the price of food against time and the date of riots around the world. They’ve even made a graph which shows that when the food prices rises above a certain threshold, riots occur.

There is a saying that states that “every society is only three meals away from revolution”and it is easy to believe. If food is unobtainable, the fear of starvation will drive people to extreme measures. However, Lagi and his team don’t think that high food prices will solely lead to riots, but will be responsible for creating the conditions in which social unrest can flourish.

“These observations are consistent with a hypothesis that high global food prices are a precipitating condition for social unrest,” said Lagi to Technology Review. What is worse is that food prices seem to be constantly going up due to traders speculating on the price of food, which has gotten worse in recent years by the deregulation of the commodities markets and the removal of trading limits for buyers and sellers. The second is the conversion of corn into ethanol, a practice directly encouraged by subsidies.

Of course, it is the western world, and specifically the US, that is responsible for such subsidies, so if global unrest is to be prevented, major changes are going to have to be made.[Link]

Click here to read the full report: The Food Crises and Political Instability in North Africa and the Middle East


4 years ago in 2008, Gerald Celente warned us that if we continued to follow the destructive path that we were on, by 2012 food riots would be happening in America… was he only a short while off? Even the scientists are agreeing with him now…


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4 Responses

  1. The solution to this threat is creativity, read the following to better understand why.

    Can you harvest tons of potatoes from the desert?
    Yes, we can!
    Israeli agricultural experts have achieved what people said could never be done – they have grown potatoes in harsh desert environment in Colombia.
    Israeli miracle in the Colombian desert.

    "From this desert you might receive stones, but not potatoes," that's what local farmers in Colombia's northern La Guajira desert said when presented with an Israeli proposal to grow potatoes in the region.

    Ask my colleague Prof. Avi Nachmias, a potato grower expert from Israel and he will tell you all about. Avi Nachmias is the managing director accompanied by five PhD level researchers, seven agronomists and twenty two staff in total in The Center for Potato Research in Hot Climates Ltd. This private company specializes in research and development of modern technologies, varieties and pioneering ideas regarding advanced potato production in general and in hot climates in specific. The company is based in the northern Negev, the major potato growing area in Israel. Its R&D is managed jointly with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and few private companies in Israel, South Africa, UK, USA and others.
    Israeli agricultural experts have achieved what people said could never be done – they have grown potatoes in harsh desert environment in Colombia.
    Colombian officials are reportedly eager to repeat what they call the successful Israeli project in other parts of the country.
    And I am saying – in rest of the desert areas of the world.

    Green in the Israeli desert.
    Based on the vision of David Ben-Gurion, the leader of the modern Jewish Era – who was the first to see the great potential agricultural options to convert the desert into "blooming garden" in his words – as it is practical reality in our days in Israel. This is the vision of a man of courage, a man of incredible – vital force at the critical hour and through his decision and will, modern Israel came into being – and the two-thousand year old Jewish dream realized. To better understand what would be the answer to starvation in world – read the following facts:
    65 percent of the Vegetable Export of Isreal and 13 percent of Israel Flowers Export originated in the Prairie- the largest desert area of Israel. It is precisely there, arid desert – the land of eternal summer, where farmers practicing friendly insect instead of insecticides, recicling wast and are in contious efforts to save water and power generation in the greenhouses most populated area in Israel.
    Land, water and energy are available worldwide and in enormous quantities – the question, indeed, is goverments are acting to preserve these natoural resources for the benefits of their people. The State of Israel is one of the leading contries in leading the worldwide Agriculture Revolotion – including inventions of sprinklers, drip irigation, sophisticated greenhouse industry and many others. Vision, vision, and vision is what we need.

  2. Mr Celente along with a few more give you the big picture but god gave every one the knowledge to see what is happening I saw it long ago and I am not no prophet and I see it now but the sheeple along with Celente and others who tell what they see miss the big picture no man or group,of men are going to fix this problem or any other with out god all these super minded people never praise or honor god first it is always them and next there answer is you or me can fix the problem but we must start now get real this situation is going to get worse because the evil one run the show and they with your permission and Washington pushed god out and the ten commandments and replaced them with the naolhide laws which by the way are universal and in the united nations

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