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|These photographs have all been taken from a YouTube video called “the star last night”. Shot on 5 March 2009 in the UK, between 7.45 to 8.15pm, the film shows the ‘star’ changing colour repeatedly. (YouTube: kiuhy7)|
|“We have been seeing this object for the past two weeks (March 2009). It usually appears between 7 to 9pm and was filmed NW over the Catskill Mountains. If you listen carefully, in the video you will hear me say I am not using the zoom button, and at that time, it morphs itself. Quite spectacular to see.” (YouTube: PolarEight)||Filmed in Senelnikovo, in the Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine, in February 2009. (YouTube: remanuelli)|
|The star over Nishi Tokyo City||Filmed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in January 2009. (YouTube: hopicondor)|
Footage taken on 17 March 2009 from the international space station NASA mission STS-119, shows a large, luminous object near the craft. Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the object was the ‘star’. (Source: YouTube)
On 25 March 2009 at around 11.30am, at an estimated height of between 700 to 1,000 feet, I saw a large, very bright star-like object in the sky above Wellington harbour. The star appeared to be quite stationary, neither moving towards Wellington nor receding away from it, but appearing to bob gently up and down and side to side, as though riding on air currents. At the same time it was twinkling and sending out gentle beams of light. Although this region of airspace is near Wellington airport, even at night the landing lights of aircraft approaching have never appeared so large and lustrous as did the star at 11.30 in the morning on a bright, sunny day. I wonder if you could tell me whether this was the ‘star’ sign mentioned on your website?
L.V., Wellington, New Zealand.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms yes, indeed, it was the ‘star’ sign.)
I live in Barquisimeto, the capital city of Lara state, in Venezuela. In early January 2009 I saw a bright star (similar to Venus) in a deep blue-green sky for a few days, in the west. I would like you to confirm if it was the star, because I believe it was.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that yes, it was the ‘star’.)
On 26 December 2008 between 8.15 and 8.30pm I was walking the dog with my daughter. The sky was beautiful and there were many stars. My attention was drawn by a large red/orange light object that moved slowly forward in the direction where we were going. The object had the shape of a Christmas star and was coloured red and orange. Then it seemed to be above us and to move ahead of us and upwards in an oblique line at a somewhat higher speed. I was very impressed by this star.
(1) Was it related to Maitreya? (2) On 30 December about 7pm I saw an enormous star in the sky, bright and very overwhelming and moving very slowly. Was this star also related to Maitreya?
M.G., Mijdrecht, Holland.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that yes, both were the ‘star’ that heralds Maitreya’s first interview on television.)
At our group’s fair stand on 4 April 2009 a lady, Mihana Rose Rodin, told us she thinks she has seen the star on two or three occasions. The first time was about two weeks ago in the early evening. She felt strongly drawn to a star in the west that was about halfway up the sky. She initially thought it was a reflection of the sun. The colour seemed to change – at one stage it had a bluish tinge with rays beaming outward from it. On another occasion she came back five minutes later and it appeared to have moved. A friend of hers also commented that she had seen an unusual star in the sky around the same time. Could your Master please confirm whether this was the star?
M.S., New Zealand.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that yes, it was the ‘star’.)
As I was walking home on 9 April 2009, I thought I heard someone say “take a picture”, so I looked through my mobile camera to find the ‘star’ moving around the moon. I rushed home and all three of us, my son, daughter and I stood outside in our veranda, and watched the sky in awe through our mobile cameras. Attached is a photograph taken by my daughter. Was it the ‘star’?
K.W., Nishi Tokyo City, Tokyo, Japan.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms it was the ‘star’.)
On 1 January 2009 around 6.50pm, I left my sister’s house in Goirle to catch the bus home. As I was walking to the bus stop, I discovered a bright luminous spot in the dark sky.
When I took a good look at it, I noticed a rectangular kind of frame with a bright red light which seemed to be brighter towards the centre, as in a fireplace, with flames extending out ever more fiery from white to red. In its centre I saw a bright star with four rays, which shone as bright as a mountain crystal. Out of its centre a very bright, white light extended from the star in all directions. It seemed to me as if the light spread from a circular core with which the centre of the star was connected.
The rays of the star looked like elongated pyramids, but
instead of being pointed at the top they were rounded as
ellipses. It was a marvellous sight and I was looking at
it thinking “Wow, how is this possible? This isn’t real.”
But deep inside I knew it was real.
The star remained visible in the sky above me for at least 30 seconds, fairly high, but as if it was telling me to take a good look at every detail. It was beautiful beyond words and extremely intricate. It felt as if telepathically I was being told: “Know that we are here, that you are always completely protected and safe, and that nothing can happen. You are safe.”
Then I saw the star move across the sky from my left to
my right before accelerating to a tremendous speed and
vanishing from my sight. This all happened extremely rapidly
while I saw it get ever smaller, as if it was being pulled
back up by the universe. Finally, a dot of light was all
there was left of it.
L.v.G., the Netherlands.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that yes, it was Maitreya’s ‘star’.)
On 30 December 2008 at 10pm I was looking at the stars in Scherpenzeel (the Province of Gelderland), when a luminous, bright orange object drew my attention. It was like a star, but much stronger in intensity, and it continued to grow. The object flew slowly southwards, then suddenly turned slowly back and vanished. Within a few minutes it was visible again, coming back at enormous speed, much faster than an airplane, as if it was a fireball flashing through the air. I had my binoculars at hand and saw that it was a craft not known here on earth.
The same object was also visible on 1 January 2009 at midnight, but this time it came from another direction. Was it the star?
R.T., the Netherlands.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that yes, it was the ‘star’ of Maitreya’s emergence.)
On 31 March 2009 around 8.15pm a friend called me to my 5th floor balcony in London to see a huge, vivid, luminous, orange ball moving slowly towards us from the northwest horizon, and lit from within. My friend had just remarked that she wished the ‘star’ would approach closer. At first I thought it must be a helicopter but it was too quiet for that. It gradually approached a nearby tall building and then disappeared. We waited for it to reappear on the other side of the building but it did not.
Then the same thing happened again – once more it was on the skyline moving slowly towards us. We were both spellbound, it was so beautiful. Then we saw a flame burning a golden orange colour inside, reaching up to the top. Then once more it receded and disappeared.
Was it the ‘star’ we saw?
I. Le G., Notting Hill, London, UK.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms it was the ‘star’.)
The Dutch website Niburu has published several photographs
of a chocolate bar showing the face of Jesus. The photos
were sent by a Dutchman, only identified as Mart, who said
he was amazed when he took a bite and then saw a face in
the bar. While Mart admits to being slightly sceptical, his
colleagues were convinced they could see the face of Jesus.
The website shows the image on the KitKat bar next to an image of the face of Jesus on the Turin Shroud. The resemblance is remarkable although, obviously, the two images differ enormously in size.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that this miracle was manifested by Maitreya.)
Miracle healing stone
A 9-year-old Indonesian boy is having problems getting to
school, because he is being besieged by thousands of people
seeking healing from his magic stone. Ponari, a school boy
from Balongsari, a village on the island of Java, was struck
by lightning in January 2009. When he awoke, a stone was
lying on his head. He threw the stone away, but it came back
so he took it home with him. He discovered the healing properties
of the stone when a village boy’s fever subsided after Ponari
had touched him, the village chief was cured of a nagging
pain in his arm, and a chief of police, a devout Muslim,
claims to have witnessed how Ponari healed a boy who had
not spoken a word in five years.
When news of the miraculous healings spread, people began to flock to the little village of Balongsari. First they came by the dozen, then by the hundreds, and now there are thousands. Many people bring cups, bottles and buckets of water for Ponari to dip his stone into, which is said to transform the water into a powerful miracle cure. (Source: de Volkskrant, the Netherlands)
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms this to be an authentic miracle manifested by Maitreya. The healing stone does indeed transform the water.)
Never before have I had a subject so completely engulf my attention. At this point this evening I have read, I believe, every page of this website. Its articles, background and philosophy has me so intrigued I had to write.
I also, have never once in my entire life, heard of this Teacher ‘Maitreya’.
I have never heard of this because I have been raised a United Baptist Christian.
However, I may have felt him. I actually held an ordination as a minister in
a small association of churches in Kentucky from 1996 to 2002. We believed
there is only one true God and that there would be many come saying they are
He. That Satan will appear as a beautiful and convincing deceiver of the people,
projecting and promoting peace for the sole benefit of distracting Christ believers
and drawing them away from the way and leading them down a path to the destruction
of their souls. However, while reading this very eloquently and beautifully
delivered philosophy, I have realized that there may be a reason that I drifted
away from that particular church and their directive. I will explain.
Shortly after receiving my ordination from the church to present myself as
a minister of God, I had a very vivid dream. This dream revealed itself a second
time through a very strong spirit while at a very spiritual annual meeting
of our association. Most of the members of the sister churches were present
as the church sang a song near the end of the meeting. It was at this point
that I was led by the spirit to reveal my dream to the congregation. Unannounced
I began to preach my dream to them as the song ended.
The vision was of myself standing on a very small peninsula that reached out into the waters of a large farm pond. On one side of this peninsula was clear clean fresh water, but on the other side the water was dirty, algae-covered and void of life-preserving oxygen. I saw an old fish, deformed and dying, his head sticking out of the water gasping for air and unable to move. Then a new, younger, stronger fish emerged and leaped out of the water and over the narrow piece of land on which I stood, to the other side where the water was clean, and happily swam away.
As I stood there I felt the presence of a woman standing on the shore behind
me. I turned and asked her what this was. She did not move her lips but she
spoke to me and said: “The old ways cannot live (as she motioned with her hand
the murky side of the peninsula) but the new will find a way and live.”
As I delivered this sermon from the spirit with power, I could feel that this
church may be represented by the old fish as I did not feel this spirit was
received by the old elders of the church. I almost felt from their vibes as
they listened, as if I was being chastised for this. It was not long after
that that I withdrew my membership as I was being snubbed and verbally chastised
by some of the members on just about every subject and sermon that I delivered.
I have had many other visions and messages shown to me since then. I have also
recently been a victim of a worsening economy that ended in my separation from
the retail auto industry. I have gone back to school to study history as I
have very recently had a strong desire to teach. I want to have an impact on
the young mind. I see things on a much deeper plane than some and it seems
that, for now, the only way I can communicate them is through writing. This
ability to see ‘wrong’ in our society, from the economy to things philosophical
and political, as well as natural sense, has frustrated me as I can see the
end result of the misdirection of our societal ways and have no outlet to tell
people what I see.
I have said all of that to say this. It seems that all my life I have been
looking, searching for something to settle me. I believe that I may have been
shown that something when I read through this website. My life has been scattered
with confusion and I have drifted from job to job and town to town dragging
my family along who, by some miracle, has always stayed true to me. But I have
been looking for something to believe in. I need it desperately to put me at
peace with myself and to settle into a directed last half of my life. Can this
really be happening? Have I found it? I can’t even recall how I found this
website. All I know is that I am here.
As I sit here contemplating if I should actually send this letter I find myself
thinking about other times I have written a letter of this magnitude. Most
attempts ended with the ‘comment form’ response saying that I have too many
characters. However, I am compelled to find an email address to send it to
if that has occurred.
Sincerely pleading for a response.
J.K., Ohio, USA.
(Benjamin Creme replies: Thank you for your beautiful letter. My Master confirms that the dream was manifested by the Master Jesus, and the ‘woman’ on the bank behind you was the Master Jesus. Welcome to the feast.)
One evening in February 2009, my brother Frank and his partner Barbara got a surprise when they were preparing a meal at their house in Cheshire, UK. Barbara noticed that one of the potatoes had a pronounced cross on the outside. They were baffled by the discovery, particularly as the cross was perfectly formed and striking in appearance. They put it aside, wondering what the explanation might be.
Several days later, though still without any answers, they felt that the “mysterious cross” had something about it.
Could the Master please say who was behind it?
S.Mc.D., Richmond, Surrey, UK.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the cross was manifested by Maitreya, and has healing properties.)
Since 1987, we have hosted a Transmission Meditation group in our apartment in Lyon, France.
In May 2007, a man called Arnaud de Beauchamps telephoned me to take part in our group the next Wednesday, telling me he lived locally.
He was with us that day and was the last to stop meditating. Afterwards, he commented on my son’s book which he picked up from the table.
He started a conversation: “Do you know Agartha?” I said it was the legendary city in the centre of the Earth and that I believed it was an advanced society. He didn’t respond to that but asked: “What do you think about the space brothers?” We talked about their appearances and their beneficent work. Then he left.
The following Wednesday he called to say that he would be late – he was in a traffic jam – and was sorry to disturb the group. I told him: “If you come after Maitreya’s message but before the Great Invocation no one will be disturbed.” Just before the Great Invocation, I knew he was at the door, even though he didn’t ring! There he was at the door! He sat in the same place, and stayed again until the end.
He saw a photograph of Sai Baba, and another of Maitreya in Nairobi. He said firmly: “Maitreya is that man in white.” We talked about Avatars, planetary and cosmic; he asked why has Maitreya come, what is His mission, His purpose and priorities? He left half an hour later, saying “Goodbye Suzanne,” with a marvellous smile.
He was about 40 to 45 years old, over six feet tall, with short brown hair. He never came back to the group.
Was that man Maitreya or a Master?
S.P., Lyon, France.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the man was the Master Jesus.)
My father is a member of a Transmission Meditation group here in the Philippines. They even have a radio programme every Sunday with various topics about the coming of Lord Maitreya. I believe that it really makes a big difference if we allow our minds to be open to the idea of accepting Maitreya and I sometimes speak about Him to my husband, co-employees and friends. I just want to ask about an experience or maybe it is just a simple coincidence?
I was married in January 2006 and desperately wanted to have a child because of my age. I had a print of Maitreya’s ‘Hand’ and placed my hand on it and wished for a baby. After a few months I got pregnant and it really made me happy. I wonder whether this was just a coincidence, but no matter, I still believe that He always has a way of helping people. I hope to keep spreading the information about the Day of Declaration.
C.A., Valenzuela City, Philippines.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that it was not just coincidence that you became pregnant. Maitreya aided your situation so that you could have your child.)
Worldwide action against climate change
“There is a growing awareness that careful
and concerted action, on a global scale, alone can remedy
the many transgressions of the natural order which man’s
ignorance and greed has brought about. A start is being
made, but many years of dedicated action will be required
even to halt the menace of pollution and depredation
which threatens man now.” (Benjamin Creme’s Master, A
Master Speaks, Awakening to responsibility)
In what organizers called “the world’s largest demonstration of public concern about climate change,” hundreds of millions of individuals and businesses worldwide turned off their lights for one hour on 28 March 2009 as a symbolic action. What began in Sydney, Australia, two years ago has now become an annual Earth Hour event with over 4,000 cities in 88 countries participating.
Many global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the face of the Big Ben clock tower in London, the Egyptian pyramids and the Sydney Opera House went dark during the hour. It is hoped that this grassroots action will send a message to world leaders scheduled to meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009 for a summit conference on climate change.
“Earth Hour signals a real desire from people all over the world for urgent action on climate change, and a mandate for the world’s leaders to secure a new deal in Copenhagen that defines an effective global response,” said James Leape, director general of the environmental group WWF International (World Wildlife Fund). “Our work continues, because over the next eight months, the leaders of the world will be deciding how they step up to meet this challenge, and we need, together, to make sure they do the right thing.” (Source: CNN, USA; earthhour.org)
Action on forests needed
It is vital that the UN-sponsored climate
change summit in December 2009 reach an agreement on reducing
deforestation, according to the environmental charity Earthwatch.
“This year is the crunch time for forests and climate change,”
said the organization’s head of research, Dan Bebber. “Unless
we tackle the question of forests as a mitigation method
for climate change, we will really have lost the battle
to keep greenhouse gas concentrations below levels that
many people would consider to be dangerous.”
Deforestation accounts for about 20 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, largely due to the cutting and burning of old-growth tropical forests. Deforestation was not included in the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, which expires in 2012, and urgently needs to be addressed, say scientists. The UN’s climate change envoy, Gro Harlem Brundtland, has strongly recommended the need for incentives to encourage developing countries to use forests in a sustainable way.
Several suggestions have been put forward to reduce deforestation, including financial compensation for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. A recent report commissioned by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and written by Swedish businessman Johan Eliasch, stated that money put aside in wealthy countries for carbon reduction could be transferred to nations with rainforests that need protection. Eliasch concluded that such a plan could reduce deforestation rates by 75 per cent by 2030, and make the global forests carbon neutral by the same year – with emissions from forest loss balanced by new forest growth. (Source: BBC, UK)
Arctic ice melting faster than expected
Arctic sea ice is melting so fast most of
it could be gone in 30 years, according to a recent scientific
analysis published in the journal Geophysical Research
Letters. “The Arctic is often called the Earth’s refrigerator
because the sea ice helps cool the planet by reflecting
the sun’s radiation back into space,” said Muyin Wang,
one of the study’s lead researchers. “With less ice, the
sun’s warmth is instead absorbed by the open water, contributing
to warmer temperatures in the water and the air.”
According to the study, “Due to the recent loss of sea ice, the 2005-2008 autumn central Arctic surface air temperatures were greater than 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit) above” what was expected. That amount of temperature increase had been expected by the year 2070. Researchers expect the area covered by summer sea ice to decrease from the normal area of about 2.8 million square miles, to 620,000 square miles within 30 years. (Source: Associated Press)
Further step towards renewable energy
Advances are being made in the use of hydrogen
as a clean, sustainable fuel, a major goal of renewable
clean energy research.
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute Organic Chemistry Department, Rehovot, Israel, have announced a new method of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen – the first stage in creating the efficient artificial catalytic system necessary for using hydrogen as a fuel. Professor David Milstein and his team used a metal complex of the element ruthenium to achieve the liberation of hydrogen and oxygen from water through a sequence of reactions, using light and without the need for sacrificial chemical agents. (Source: sciencedaily.com)
Air pollution cuts life expectancy
After 25 years of research US scientists
can now say with certainty to what extent city air pollution
impacts on average life expectancy.
The research, carried out by the Environmental Health Department at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, examined changes in air quality in 51 American cities starting in the 1980s.
Factors, such as diet, healthcare, improved lifestyle, certainly contributed to an increased life expectancy by more than two-and-a-half years, with cleaner air being the cause of at least 15 per cent of the extra time added to life expectancy.
“We think about five months of that is due to the improvement of air quality,” said Dr Douglas Dockery, head of the Environmental Health Department at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. “You do have a choice on whether you smoke, drink, exercise or what type of food you eat. But you do not have a choice on what air you breathe.”
If this same research were to be applied to heavily polluted cities, says Dockery, such as Beijing or Mexico City, the impact of pollution would cut life expectancy. “We would be talking about several years,” he said. “Three to four years – a significant change in how long you live for.
“We looked at fine particles that penetrate deep in the lungs, those that are not caught in the nose and the mouth, and directly damage the blood vessels. Most of those come from combustion, from automobiles, diesel trucks and buses and power plants.”
“World’s poor should not pay for crisis”
Latin America should play a central role in the creation of a
new world economic order, says Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
In his opening address to the World Economic Forum regional meeting in Rio de Janeiro, in April 2009, Lula criticized the world’s richest nations for sparking the global financial crisis. “We cannot become prisoners of old paradigms that have collapsed in the last months,” he said, adding that Latin America has “the credentials” to propose a global financial system that would not “be synonymous with unleashed speculation, easy profits and socialization of the losses”.
“We need to understand that in the 21st century, after the subprime disaster, after the disaster of the lack of regulation, the financial system needs to be tightly linked, morally and ethically and financially ... to the productive sector.”
Alvaro Uribe, the President of Colombia, said that the world’s poor should not pay for the crisis that began in the US. He also called for a new concept of capital: “Capital … should be used for the construction of social wealth.” (Source: aljazeera.net)
Solutions for all
The General Assembly has just approved a resolution inviting
leaders of the 192 United Nations member states to a summit on the global financial
crisis in June. The resolution, adopted by consensus, authorizes a conference
“at the highest level” at the UN in New York from 1-3 June 2009 “on the world
financial and economic crisis and its impact on development”.
The President of the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, called on the international community to “participate to establish a more just, and more sustainable, financial and economic system”.
A veteran statesman, politician, community leader and priest, Father d’Escoto served for over a decade as the Republic of Nicaragua’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.
“In the midst of the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression, we now have the opportunity and the responsibility to search for solutions that take into account the interests of all nations, the rich and the poor, the large and the small.…This is the mission of the G192.
“In past weeks and months, trillions of dollars have been spent or committed to restore trust and confidence in financial markets and institutions. However, trust and confidence is obviously about more than money. It is also about values, ethics and justice.”
He went on to refer to the causes of the current crisis: “Ethical failure – in unrestrained greed; in reckless denigration of the common good; and in a denial of any sense of social justice or obligation. The result has been continual concentration of income, wealth and power, increased instability, and a genuine risk of catastrophe.”
Miguel d’Escoto talked of the need for a united approach: “We face a global crisis that requires a global solution. All of us are affected by the breakdown of the financial economic order, and all of us must participate to establish a more just, and more sustainable, financial and economic system.
“In agreeing to hold this United Nations conference at the highest level, Member States are recognizing the vital importance of assuring that all nations have an opportunity to participate equally and fully in the common search for solutions that meet the concerns and needs of all countries, large and small.
“In this effort, we must draw upon technical expertise and practical wisdom from all over the world, and from countries at every stage of development, as well as from international organizations, academia, private sector organizations, and civil society.”
A week later Miguel d’Escoto told a press conference that the June summit aims to give a voice to nations not responsible for the turmoil but most impacted by it. Speaking of the importance of a fully representative international approach he said that the so-called Group of 8 (G8) and Group of 20 (G20) industrialized nations represent only a fraction of the world’s countries. “We are working towards democratization of our world, of our Organization, and we want an inclusive system where 172 countries that don’t participate in any decision-making process are able to play a role.”
In March 2009, an expert panel stressed that international finance structures must be drastically overhauled in the face of the current global economic crisis, calling on wealthier nations to direct one per cent of their economic stimulus packages to help developing countries address poverty.
A co-ordinated approach – bringing together not just the G8 or even G20 nations, but the “G192” representing all members of the Assembly – is needed to pull the world out of the recession, according to the recommendations of the Commission of Experts on Reforms of International Finance and Economic Structures.
Other recommendations included the creation of an elected and representative Global Economic Coordination Council, as part of the UN, to meet annually at the head-of-State level to assess development and serve as a “democratically representative alternative to the G20.” (Source: un.org; The Hindu, India)
No money, no food
While many working people in the world’s rich countries bemoan
the loss of their bonuses or worry about possible job cuts, millions of their
counterparts in poorer nations are going to bed hungry.
The ongoing economic collapse means more hunger for already malnourished or starving people. Every six seconds a child dies of malnutrition, according to a statement issued by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier de Schutter. The UN’s food security expert said during a recent UN meeting that about 1 billion people worldwide are near the brink of starvation. “The global food crisis is far from abating. On the contrary, price volatility and climate-related events will inevitably exacerbate the situation in 2009, with the poor hit hardest.”
Food prices remain higher than before the food crisis in 2008. Many countries are running out of the foreign reserves needed to buy food and, as a consequence, the number of victims suffering because of the shortage is rising. Earlier this year Kenya declared a state of emergency with about 10 million people at risk because of hunger.
As developing countries struggle with the survival of their citizens because of food shortages, some rich countries are not fulfilling their promises to help ease the situation. So far, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has received only 10 per cent of the aid pledged in mid-2008.
The economic crisis and drought will cause Latin America’s agriculture growth this year to drop to half its average rate from that of the past five years. Food production in the US and Europe has been affected by the credit squeeze.
Food resource constraints, growing population and rising demand, could mean more soaring food prices. Paul Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Prize winner for economics, warned in March that 2008’s increase in food prices was not a speculation-induced false alarm. Violence last year erupted in more than 30 countries from the Caribbean to the south Sahara amidst soaring food prices. Food problems could eventually take a toll on global security.
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