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Global Food Crisis a 'Silent Tsunami'


High food prices have set off protests from Haiti to Egypt, leaving aid officials struggling to cope with increasing desperation and hunger. Top development agencies within the U.N. are meeting to chart out solutions to the global food shortage, which the head of the World Food Program recently described as a "silent tsunami."

Tyler Hicks, a staff photographer for The New York Times recently returned from Haiti, where he photographed citizens affected drastically by the food shortages. He discusses what people are doing in order to feed their families.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs, author of Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet explains how the food crisis developed, and why it got so bad so quickly.

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