Food Prices Are a Global Crisis
May 13, 2008
According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a sharp rise in food prices has developed into a global crisis.
Ban Ki-moon called for immediate action by the U.N and all members of the international community.
An increase in food prices by as much as 40 percent since last year has sparked violent protests in the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia. Josette Sheeran, the World Food Program‘s executive director, has likened the price increases to a "silent tsunami."