When bread prices rise, it’s not just a problem for food security. There is a risk of unrest, especially in politically unstable countries. What history teaches us for today.

Toast Hawaii, poor knight or avocado on sourdough bread – bread is a cultural asset. The French swear by their baguette. Germans complain all over the world about the bad wholemeal bread. But bread is not only culturally relevant, it also has a political dimension. If the price for it goes up, it means more than just a bit of restriction at the bakery.