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The Global Food Crisis of 2008 - Causes, Consequences, and What We're Doing to Make Sure it Happens Again, Soon

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This talk explores the reality of the highly distorted international agriculture market, what has been done to fix it by the WTO , and how their efforts have contributed to make agriculture a more volatile market. The mainstream explanation for the rapidly rising food prices has focused on the increasing demand for agriculture products. This talk explores the other side that is probably more guilty – supply-side effects. Both economics and politics combined explain the crisis, and we are nowhere near close to solving the problems.

This talk is part of the Pembroke Papers, Pembroke College series.

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