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Don’t Ask How to Feed the 9 Billion

What is the best and most sustainable way to feed the hungry in the poorest countries of the world? Mark Bittman has a few ideas.

“… poverty and the resulting hunger aren’t matters of bad luck; they are often a result of people buying the property of traditional farmers and displacing them, appropriating their water, energy and mineral resources, and even producing cash crops for export while reducing the people growing the food to menial and hungry laborers on their own land.

Poverty isn’t the only problem, of course. There is also the virtually unregulated food system that is geared toward making money rather than feeding people. (Look no further than the ethanol mandate or high fructose corn syrup for evidence.)” Read more.

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