The move has been seen as a concession to
As food and fuel riots spread across the world, a string of governments have resorted to steps that menace the free flow of food and key commodities.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that this lurch towards national controls is becoming a threat to the open global system we all take for granted. "If not handled properly, this crisis could result in a cascade of others and affect political security around the world," he said….A rice paddy field in Alleppey, in Kerala, India. Photo by Robin Klein, Wikimedia Commons, under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License