by Marion Nestle
Jun 7 2008

World food crisis, continued

The emergency meeting of world leaders to discuss the global food crisis foundered when each country focused on its own own needs and political problems.  As the New York Times explained, “everyone complained about other people’s protectionism–and defended their own.”  In the meantime, food has become a hot commodity for investment speculation, and Monsanto says it will solve the crisis through genetic modification (rising food prices did wonders for the company’s stock in the last year).   The need for enlightened leadership seems especially acute these days, alas.

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  • ‘If you control the oil you control the country; if you control food, you control the population.’ – Kissinger

  • Anise

    Yes, Monsanto is going to solve the world food crisis. Just like Exxon is solving the world energy crisis.