Thursday, 30 August 2012

A little less hysteria, a little more historical context

Brilliant post on Roving Bandit highlighting the ridiculousness of some of the "we're all about to run out of food!!!" hysteria. Go. Look.

I work with food security facts and figures every day. Neo-malthusian paranoia about the world running out of food makes me sad. Not only because it requires an entirely a-historical analysis of the situation, but because it distracts from the actual, real-life hunger and food insecurity that are actual, real-life problems in the here-and-now.

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