Food speculation - banks betting on food prices in financial markets -  is a massive issue facing the world today. In the last few years, we  have seen two major food price spikes, pushing millions of people into  poverty. These food spikes were caused by speculation and could have  been prevented through effective regulation. 
At the World  Development Movement we are campaigning to stop banks betting on food  and causing hunger. To explain the issue we have produced this  infographic. Hope you like it. Please let us know what you think in the  comments. 
For more information about how financial speculation impacts on food prices, see our Broken markets report.

food speculation is not discussed enough as an economic problem, but WDM have been tirelessly on it for years to try and raise awareness. uber-props.

Food speculation - banks betting on food prices in financial markets - is a massive issue facing the world today. In the last few years, we have seen two major food price spikes, pushing millions of people into poverty. These food spikes were caused by speculation and could have been prevented through effective regulation. 

At the World Development Movement we are campaigning to stop banks betting on food and causing hunger. To explain the issue we have produced this infographic. Hope you like it. Please let us know what you think in the comments. 

For more information about how financial speculation impacts on food prices, see our Broken markets report.

food speculation is not discussed enough as an economic problem, but WDM have been tirelessly on it for years to try and raise awareness. uber-props.