The food price spike of 2007 saw 44 million driven into food poverty in over 20 countries worldwide from Panama to the Phillipines.  Despite a consistent drop in food prices since the start of this decade, the drivers of the crisis remain unaddressed and have largely intensified – financial speculationpeak production in all key food species and pressures from changes in the natural environment.food_prices

So should we prepare for another food crisis, and if so how?  Speaking at Imperial College, Professor Sir Gordon Conway asserted that another food price spike is inevitable (“the next food crisis, when it happens” – watch @ 19:27 – 20:05), and that countries with the greatest power over food systems will best weather the storm.