[permaculture] [Fwd: [SANET-MG] LA Times/ starving the poor]

Toby Hemenway toby at patternliteracy.com
Wed Mar 26 00:39:51 EDT 2008


>
> World Food Program Issues ‘Emergency Appeal’ For Funds
> . . . the WFP may be forced to cut food rations “for those who rely on the world to stand by them during times of abject need."
> ”“We’ve never quite had a situation where aggressive rises in food prices
> keep pricing operations out of our reach,” Sheeran said.
>
> The WFP has issued emergency appeals in the past for natural disasters or
> wars, but never for a market-generated crisis, she said.
>   
But the neocons told me the free market was the answer, not the problem! 
We can thank the Green Revolution. When you use oil to create food to 
breed a couple billion extra mouths, the bill's going to come due some day.

Toby
http://patternliteracy.com






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