Nora McKeon has written an excellent new report for Heinrich Boll Stiftung titled Global Governance for World Food Security: A Scorecard Four Years After the Eruption of the “Food Crisis”
It is available here. The reports opens with:
Food is the most basic of all human needs and collective food security governance has been with us since the dawn of human society. Failure to perform it effectively has inevitably engendered social unrest. The riots in capital cities around the world in late 2007 are reminiscent of the hungry crowds that threatened the life of Roman Emperor Claudius in AD 51 and the bread riots that helped to spark off the French Revolution in 1789. History and common sense tell us that a functioning food system is an indispensable pillar of a stable economy and a society capable of reproducing itself.