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    Default Food Riots coming soon

    At least one predictive model says that within a year we should begin seeing global rioting over increasing food prices. This can't be good news for America. Especially since with the climate heating up so much and the less frequent rain we've been experiencing for years. From what I hear, there's nothing quite like a food riot - once a person and their family has nothing to eat they have nothing to lose.

    “Recent droughts in the mid-western United States threaten to cause global catastrophe,” Yaneer Bar-Yam, one of the authors of the report, recently told Al Jazeera. “When people are unable to feed themselves and their families, widespread social disruption occurs. We are on the verge of another crisis...
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    But I dunno. I am unable to turn up any kind of historical reference to "food riots". Wikipedia has been updated with the above study, but offers no historical perspective.


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    Try "Malthus food riots" as a search term.
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    Haiti food riots
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    I can't find very much on Malthus via Google; mostly just scholarly work. The Haiti riots mention 4 people dead, but that hardly seems Major News. I mean, Stalin is said to have starved between 7 and 11 million people to death, so I would expect the major stories to center around that in the 20th century. But there don't seem to be any. Sort of puzzling.

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