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    [SIZE=4]Nestle chief warns of new food riots[/SIZE]
    Agence France-Presse
    1:42 pm | Saturday, October 8th, 2011


    VIENNA—The head of the world’s biggest food company Nestle said Friday that rising food prices have created conditions “similar” to 2008 when hunger riots took place in many countries.

    “The situation is similar (to 2008). This has become the new reality,” the Swiss giant’s chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe told the Salzburger Nachrichten daily in his native Austria in an interview.

    “We have reached a level of food prices that is substantially higher than before. It will likely settle down at this level.

    “If you live in a developing country and spend 80 percent of your income on food then of course you are going to feel it more than here (in Europe) where it is maybe eight percent.”

    In 2008, the price of cereals reached historic levels, provoking a food crisis and riots in a number of African countries, as well as in Haiti and the Philippines.

    In September the UN food agency’s food price index came in at 225 points, just higher than the peak it hit in June 2008. It is down from the record 237.7 points hit in February this year.

    Food price inflation this year is seen as having contributed to the “Arab Spring” unrest in north Africa and the Middle East and there are fears of fresh unrest elsewhere.

    The increases are blamed on speculative commodity trading, climate change, rising populations and changing eating habits in countries like India and China, most notably an increase in meat consumption by a growing middle class.

    Brabeck-Letmathe said another factor was water, saying humans were “using more water than is sustainable” and calling for the price of water to rise in order to encourage firms and consumers to be less wasteful.
    SOURCE: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/148...new-food-riots

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    And still the Philippine Catholic Church lead by the CBCP still prefers to bury its head in the proverbial sand on issues linked to world population and birth control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    And still the Philippine Catholic Church lead by the CBCP still prefers to bury its head in the proverbial sand on issues linked to world population and birth control.
    That's because hindi daw tayo pababayaan ng Diyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ess View Post
    That's because hindi daw tayo pababayaan ng Diyos.
    Sales Talk ng simbahan

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    CBCP people are non-sense goofs trying to run the country.

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    the rate of consumption of the world's resources is above the rate of replenishment

    there are too many people for the earth to sustain

    resources will become so scarce that nations will fight each other for survival

    world war

    millions are going to die

    that will bring human population down to a more sustainable level

    nature has a way of restoring balance

    hehe

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    Pwede naman gumawa ng soylent green na alternative...yum yum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uls View Post
    the rate of consumption of the world's resources is above the rate of replenishment

    there are too many people for the earth to sustain

    resources will become so scarce that nations will fight each other for survival

    world war

    millions are going to die

    that will bring human population down to a more sustainable level

    nature has a way of restoring balance

    hehe
    Right! The self-correcting mechanism of nature...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monseratto View Post
    Pwede naman gumawa ng soylent green na alternative...yum yum.
    Soylent green is made out of....squatters! Soylent green is made out of bus drivers! Nyarrrghhhh!

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    Buy a piece of land, grow food crops and raise farm animals that will sustain ones family. Self sufficiency and preparedness is the key.

    Too many idle lands in the provinces, where people just abandoned them for a better life (daw!) in the big cities ... there goes your squatter problem!

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