Article on looking at the food crisis

September 25, 2008 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

http://www.ethicurean.com/2008/09/24/food-crisis-conference/#more-3171

I quite like this blog anyway (some of it is a bit America-centric but other parts are fascinating), but I read this this morning and found it v interesting.

“That brings us to framing. News coverage of the food crisis has focused on the global poor as consumers whose lives are thrown out of whack by rising prices. The obvious solution, as they frame it, is to do anything necessary to make food prices low again. But in many cases, the poor are actually farmers or workers in the ag supply chain — or they used to be. If they were farmers still, they’d be making pretty good money right now. Ugarte was asking a profound question: Is the food crisis really about prices? Or is it, at its core, about policy and ownership?”

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