There’s a food crisis coming. Are we ready?

Food prices set to rise after US cuts crop stock forecasts

The US Department of Agriculture has lowered its estimate on the country’s corn harvest. Photo: AP

Global warming means bad harvests of the kind which helped spark the Arab Spring are increasingly likely – and could cause world-wide unrest

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California Isn’t Alone: Historic Droughts Happening Around the World

A view of Lake Mead in the distance behind dry cracked earth in an area that used to be underwater near where the Lake Mead Marina was once located on July 17 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages

This June 19, 2015 aerial photo shows a boat ramp and dock rising high above the waterline of La Plata reservoir in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico expanded water rationing across several municipalities as it continues to confront a drought of potentially historic proportions. More than 200,000 people are now facing regular water supply cutoffs as the government tries to mitigate the crisis. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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Drought-Stricken California Orders Historic Water Cuts for Farmers

Low water levels are visible in the Bidwell Marina at Lake Oroville on August 19, 2014, in Oroville, California. Lake Oroville is currently at 32 percent of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Disappearing Lake Powell underlines drought crisis facing Colorado river

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In Lake Powell, white calcium deposits show the extent to which the water level has dropped, around 30ft. Photograph: Chris McGreal for the Guardian

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Water level in Lake Mead, largest reservoir in the US, drops 150 feet in 14 years

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Dry cracked earth that used to be the bottom of Lake Mead is seen near Boulder Beach on May 13, 2015 in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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