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For people concerned about global poverty issues, the most pressing problem could very well be rising food prices. As this article points out, Robert Zoellick, head of the World Bank and the handsome fellow shown above, warned that rising food prices could send 100 million people in poor countries into deeperÂ poverty. The IMF leader has said that hundredsÂ of thousands of people are at risk of starvation. Haiti, Egypt, the Philippines, and parts of West Africa have seen riots over food prices, some of which have left people dead. The UN, in response to this problem, is calling for a farming revolution.