Food prices and riots. Causation, correlation? …

by David Ng

“Today, the food price index remains above the threshold but the long term trend is still below. But it is rising. Lagi and co say that if the trend continues, the index is likely to cross the threshold in August 2013.”

Interesting observation from the New England Complex Systems Institute. The graph above is pretty striking, but it would be interesting to look a little deeper. In any event, more info can be found here.