Arab Spring : Riots, Bloodshed, Chaos Essay

1070 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Arab Spring: riots, bloodshed, chaos. If you follow current events you’ll know that all over the middle east and northern Africa there is devastating turmoil. But, Northern Africa is far away from here, it has nothing to do with us right? Unfortunately this is not true. The initial cause of the revolts was food prices. The people were enraged in the sudden spike in the prices of food, and this is not an isolated incident. For instance, Syria experienced a destructive drought, and that same year the citizens began revolting against the government. The core of the widespread uprisings is food insecurity, and the scariest part is it will only continue to worsen. As of 2013, the population of earth was 7 billion, by the year 2050 there will be 9 billion mouths to feed. Therefore, if an improved strategy for global food security is not developed, then riots and anarchy will be what’s left of the world as we know it. A more secure plan would include science and technology based decisions, better distribution of food among persons, increased population of farms and farmers around cities, and proactive solutions to environmental issues Although controversy clouds all four of the points of improving food production, science and technology is one of the biggest points of strife. GMOs or, genetically modified organisms are one of the biggest agriculture debates of today. Genetically modified organisms are organisms that have genomic alterations to make them a more efficient product.…

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