When you listen to the news reports coming out of Egypt and the Middle East, buried deep are generally references to rising food costs. Why are they rising? Ask the asshats who think we should burn corn in our cars. Authoritarian governments start stockpiling food to fight public anger. Authoritarian governments across the world are aggressively stockpiling food as a buffer against soaring food costs which they fear may stoke popular discontent. There have been numerous food riots in China, India, Brazil in the past 24 months thanks to ethonal and unless we stop this wasteful behavior, more and more poor will starve.