More voices are making the connection between the failure of the global agribusiness-run food system and global unrest.
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Rising food prices have been cited among the driving forces behind the recent popular revolts in north Africa, including the uprising in Egypt and the toppling of Tunisia’s long-time president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.