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We don't have a food shortage. On 15 April, the Philippines, the world's largest rice importer, urged China, Japan, and other key Asian nations, to convene an emergency meeting, especially taking issue with those countries' rice export bans.
The Russian government pressured retailers to freeze food prices before key elections for fear of a public backlash against the rising cost of food in October On 31 March , Senegal had riots in response to the rise in the price of food and fuel.
Twenty-four people were arrested and detained in a response that one local human rights group claimed included "torture" and other "unspeakable acts" on the part of the security forces. Riots in Somalia occurred on 5 May over the price of food, in which five protesters were killed. The protests occurred amid a serious humanitarian emergency due to the Ethiopian war in Somalia.
The Christian Science Monitor , neweurasia, and other media observers are predicting that a nascent hunger crisis will erupt into a full famine as a consequence of the energy shortages. Food riots in southern Yemen that began in late March and continued through early April, saw police stations torched, and roadblocks were set up by armed protesters.
The army has deployed tanks and other military vehicles. Although the riots involved thousands of demonstrators over several days and over arrests, officials claimed no fatalities; residents, however, claimed that at least one of the fourteen wounded people has died. On 28 April , the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established a Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis  under his chairmanship and composed of the heads of the United Nations specialized agencies, funds and programmes, Bretton Woods institutions and relevant parts of the UN Secretariat to co-ordinate efforts to alleviate the crisis.
The impacts of the spike on poor people were concentrated in low-income countries and may have been less severe than once thought, thanks to rising rural wages in some countries. The researchers called on developing countries to ensure good data on the key indicators of distress and to strengthen social protection , and on those involved in international development to continue increasing focus on reducing child malnutrition and stimulating agricultural development.
We need the World Bank, the IMF, all the big foundations, and all the governments to admit that, for 30 years, we all blew it, including me when I was President. We were wrong to believe that food was like some other product in international trade, and we all have to go back to a more responsible and sustainable form of agriculture.
The release of Japan's rice reserves onto the market may bring the rice price down significantly. In June , a sustained commitment from the G8 was called for by some humanitarian organizations.
In December , the global economic slowdown , decreasing oil prices , and speculation of decreased demand for commodities worldwide brought about sharp decreases in the price of staple crops from their earlier highs.
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