Violence has errupted in parts of the world over
rising staple food prices [AFP]
While economic markets have been reeling over the recent financial crunch, another global crisis has evolved that is far more damaging and hurting a lot more people in the developing world.

In Haiti, anger over food prices led to violent riots in which at least five people were killed. The country's parliament also fired the prime minister.

And in Egypt, where food prices have doubled, rioters burned cars, smashed windows and clashed with police.

Is it time to put our money where our mouth is - quite literally?

To discuss this issue with Anand Naidoo, filling in for Riz Khan, we are joined by Alan Weisman, professor at the University of Arizona. He is also the best selling author of the book The World Without Us.

Bettina Luescher, spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme, and Kimberly Elliott, a senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development also join the discussion.

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