Monday, May 26, 2008

Food Shortages Continue

Just three pages apart in Section A of yesterday's washington post about the food problems. The first, about the problems of drought and other shortages leading to an upshot of the cost of bread. Second, even the U.N., in Haiti, can't keep control.
"If people are hungry, they have no stake in stability," said Hedi Annabi, the U.N. special representative in Haiti, in a telephone interview from Port-au-Prince. "They will be ready for anything -- for anarchy -- because they have nothing to safeguard or to fight for." (wapo)

Hooray for anarchy? The question is, what will it take for this to happen here at home? How little food will it take for us to lose are minds? Because as much as we would like to think it could never happen here, it will if things keep getting worse. When that happens, i'm getting a nice winter coat and a bag of soil and heading here.

In fact, things have gotten so bad that the post has assigned a special, on-going, section on their website. But I think we beat them to that game, a lot of our site could be seen as a "special section" covering the global food crisis.

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