Sophie is a lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London. Her research interests include food prices and issues around food security, commodity dependency and food sovereignty. In particular she works on the financialisation of food commodity markets, speculative influences on grain prices, supply chain studies and the financial side of food industries.
As investors have found rich pickings in the food sector as it caught the wave of commodity market deregulation, people have starved. Sophie van Huellen looks at the ingredients of