December 23, 2012

The World Is Running Out of Food

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

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Is this a catastrophe of the sort that took place a generation ago, when mass famines in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s killed hundreds of thousands of people at a time? No. This time around, the cause is much simpler, and the solution much more readily at hand. We’re experiencing a basic crisis of undersupply: After three decades of worldwide food surpluses, starting in 2008, the world’s farms have not produced enough food to meet demand.

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TAGGED: India, Africa, famine and disease, Famine, Hunger, Agriculture, food

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