The Big Food Grab

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By Ben Cohen

George Monbiot explains how the West is creating famine throughout the third world:

In his book Late Victorian Holocausts, Mike Davis tells the story of
the famines that sucked the guts out of India in the 1870s. The hunger
began when a drought, caused by El Nino, killed the crops on the Deccan
plateau. As starvation bit, the viceroy, Lord Lytton, oversaw the
export to England of a record 6.4 million hundredweight of wheat. While
Lytton lived in imperial splendour and commissioned, among other
extravangances, “the most colossal and expensive meal in world
history”, between 12 and 29 million people died(1). Only Stalin
manufactured a comparable hunger. Read more..