Category Archives: Food

Taste or Taboo: Dietary Choices in Antiquity

This book looks at the way in which food was employed in Greek and Roman literature to impart an identity, whether social, individual, religious or ethnic. In many instances, these markers are laid down in the way that foods were … Continue reading

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Science of Food Crisis and Unrest

Food price spikes in 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 triggered food riots across the world – including the Arab Spring. NECSI quantified the heightened propensity for violence, unrest and revolution during times of high food prices. NECSI predicted another price bubble and … Continue reading

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Financial Speculation on Food – Insecurity and Hunger

Research now shows the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East this year were triggered by spikes in global food prices fueled by speculators betting on the price of agricultural commodities. This financial speculation was made possible thanks to … Continue reading

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