North Africa’s short-lived Arab Spring of 2010-2011 illustrates a disastrous cycle of conflict, food insecurity, and forced migration. Food shortages sparked tension. Migration accelerated. As young people moved away, the farming sector suffered, yields declined, and competition for food increased among those who stay behind.
Often crystallized in the vast public imagination as a place of conflict and starvation, Ethiopia is in fact a fast-developing country, which many look at as a model. Between the blurred lines of recent historic events a less stereotyped image of the giant of the Horn still struggles for recognition.
Despite Mexican migration northward diminishing, in the last few years people from Central America, mostly fleeing food insecurity, have been moving to the United States in troves, adding up to the overall Hispanic American population. Such an increase has caused the assimilation of Latinos into the US society to advance, producing a mixture of different cuisines and food habits. While also inducing the likes of Donald Trump to rant against newcomers and pursue the completion of a wall between the US and Mexico. Main factors of a thorny issue strongly related to food (and lack thereof).