This year, farmers in The Netherlands–one of the world's largest food exporters–were rocked by proposed environmental regulations that would force the closure of an estimated 40 percent of all farms.
Meanwhile, in Sri Lanka, policies that banned the use of synthetic fertilizer caused food shortages as production yields lagged, leading to protests and the eventual overthrow of the government.
The United States, meanwhile, is starting to see similar policies creep in.
The War on Food is one that might end up affecting large numbers of people around the world.
In this special report–a second installment–we look at the reasons behind the War on Food and how you can better be prepared for food shortages.