The rallying cry of energy self-sufficiency is gaining strength…

Roz Naylor, director of the Program on Food Security and the Enviornment, discusses the global food crisis. Stanford News Service

reinforcing the U.S. policy of reducing its dependence on imported oil. But a different rallying cry-food self-sufficiency-is becoming louder in many developing countries where rice, wheat, and other staples are in such short supply that food riots have erupted. China, India, Argentina and several other countries have raised export restrictions on key crops to ensure food supplies for their consumers. That move has further increased world prices. Read more...