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Nutrition in the Perfect Storm: Why Micronutrient Malnutrition will be a Widespread Health Consequence of High Food Prices

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For the first time in the post-greenrevolution era, the world is experiencing a dramatic and protracted surge in food prices, attributable to a complex combination of shortterm cyclical and long-term structural factors that include lower agricultural production, weather shocks, greater demand for grainfed livestock among a growing global middle class, biofuel development from grain crops, food stock hoarding, and globalized trade in food commodities. The increased prices and dwindling grain stockpiles have caused civil strife and political instability in more than 40 countries, particularly in poor, urban locations.

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Year 2008
Authors Christine Klotz
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/WLHV4671
DOI Number 10.52439/WLHV4671
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