Saturday, April 19, 2008

Here and now; the global food crisis

My mind has of late been engrossed in such matters as the Safaricom IPO, the Kenyan cabinet fiasco, and the elitism of Senator Obama. The world, meanwhile, is on the brink of a food disaster, such a major one that the very definition of hunger will soon be changed forever.

Images of malnourished children will no longer be the face of starvation. We will instead see food labelled with extraordinarily exorbitant prices, shortages that force even the wealthy into long queues for food and total anarchy as countries in different parts of the world spiral out of control as the hungry demand that they be sated.

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