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Academia #2: Food scarcity as a trigger for civil unrest

In its most basic definition, a “food riot” is defined as an expression of competing claims over a limited food supply. A complete definition of “food riot” must consider both the economic and social aspects, while also including the political issues in its analysis.marsden-iran-twitter72Food riots often occur if there is a shortage or an unequal distribution of food. Usually, these are caused by food prices rises, insufficient storage facilities, food speculation,transport problems, hoarding, poisoning of food or pests attacks, weather related factors or many other factors. READ MORE HERE