Food enough for 10 billion

If we produce enough food globally to feed the earth’s population and have food to spare, why does hunger persist? Eric Holt Gimenez argues that the problem is poverty, not scarcity:

For the past two decades, the rate of global food production has increased faster than the rate of global population growth. The world already produces more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the planet. That’s enough to feed 10 billion people, the population peak we expect by 2050. But the people making less than $2 a day — most of whom are resource-poor farmers cultivating unviably small plots of land — can’t afford to buy this food.

Huffington Post Food has the full article.

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