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.