The Food Price Crisis
Websites like Global Voices are doing an excellent job of reporting the effect the rise in prices is having around the globe. From riots in Somalia and Egypt, to people resorting to eating mud in Haiti.
We're trying to harness the web in the reporting of food prices. If you've a personal experience, or have found some interesting commentary online, please leave a note in comments.
I've put together a small aggregation of relevant content on this Netvibes page. If you are a blogger with something to say on the issue, tag your post or youtube video foodprices08 and it will appear there too. It will also pick up Twitter posts with foodprices08 in the text.
Below is a map of some of the coverage from Global Voices, popular blogs and from the media. If there are elements you think I should add to the map (which is based on Yahoo Pipes) please let me know. (It's a little cranky as an embed so you may want the direct link here)
UPDATE: We featured a montage of blogger created pieces on the food crisis on the podcast. Thanks to: Georgia Popplewell and Janine Mendes-Franco, Last of Iraqis, Eduardo Avila, and thanks also to Mong Palatino, Hanako Tokita and Scott Bonnell for helping with the broadcast.