Many of you know I've been advocating for better food and agriculture policy relating to climate change thus the main reason I started Gratitude Gourmet.
Here's a great May 2011 Nature article called Food and the Future by Anna Petherick where she discusses this exact topic.
She begins her article with:
"There may be no better moment to ask politicians for a binding climate change agreement than when food prices peak. Call it rational self-interest. Already this year, spikes in agricultural commodities such as wheat and sugar have helped to ignite civil unrest that ended presidential careers in Tunisia and Egypt. When the world experienced a comparable food price shock in 2007–2008, protests ruptured into deadly riots in several countries and 100 million additional people were left hungry and malnourished1. The full article is here.