Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Food for thought in Rome

By John Cheeran
In Rome, the United Nations is having a thought summit on the global food crisis.
The intention is very good. But solution is straightforward and simple. Plant more crops; grow more food to meet the rising demand. Prepare the land for it.
It should not have taken a summit with a budget of whatever dollars to tell world about this.
Inviting the likes of Ahmadinejad and Robert Mugabe, and watch they push their agendas at the cost of the starving millions, is not the best way the FAO and the UN should treat the crisis.
And going by the report in The Guardian, there is no food crisis in Rome. Sausage is going for two pence which is an indication of plenty.
And what about all of us eating less and importing stuff from places near to us, as a start to the campaign against rising price of food?

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