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Coping with Soaring Food Prices in Mexico
Back in 2008, rocketing food prices sparked riots and may have pushed an estimated 100 million people into extreme poverty. Three years later, the world is once again faced with a food price crisis. People are rioting in Uganda and higher prices helped trigger the downfall of leaders in Egypt and Tunisia earlier this year.
What can be done on an individual level?
It's worth watching this story to see how Angela Lopez and her husband coped during the last crisis. Lopez planted a garden and--with help from the Mexican government and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization--harvested rainwater for crops. Would you do the same? Are you already?
This story also touches on immigration from Mexico to the United States, tracing the root cause of migration to the fact that people can't support themseves in Mexico and thus need jobs back home. Bread for the World takes this same stance. You can learn more about it in our video, Stay: Migration and Poverty in Rural Mexico.
This story is part of our Wednesday ViewChange video series.
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