Please join StudyMode to read the full document. On the other hand, if not managed properly, issues such as deforestation, water contamination and shortage of food supply can result in severe drawbacks. In it was reported that the value of Malaysia's palm oil exports reached a record high due to strong worldwide demand caused by the boom in biofuels Channel News Asia, Another recent article by an energy expert Cockcroft, explained that due to the high costs of biomass resources, a few biodiesel plants in Asia have ceased operation. This was triggered by the high demand for crops in Europe and other countries, triggered by the search for alternative fuels.
World Food Crisis: Its Consequences and Underlying Problems | Bartleby
In the present day world the crisis of food in the whole world has become a burning problem. A complex combination of poor harvests, competition with biofuels, higher energy prices, surging demand in China and India, and a blockage in global trade is driving food prices up worldwide. The food problem has become the acute problem for Ethiopia since the s of twentieth century. Another African country — Zimbabwe is also suffering from starvation.
Causes Of Famine And Food Crisis
This recent global food crisis has placed staple grains, the main sustenance for populations around the world, out of reach of the hundreds of millions of people in need of them. This has seen its effects being felt in both developed and developing countries Magdoff, This study will focus its attention on the explanation about this recent food crisis, how it reflects previous agri-food system.
China has big problem with its food production and providing it for its people. People have resorted to rice husks, hemp leaves, grass soup, toads, rats, body lice, and even their own dead. Many moves toward industrialization have put China behind in its production of food for its people. These moves toward industrialization have taken farmers off their fields and into industrial factories. The result is cropland disappearing and water becoming scarce in some areas.