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Hungry For Trouble
IBD ^ | December 18, 2007

Posted on 12/18/2007 6:45:00 PM PST by Kaslin

International Affairs: Now the United Nations is sounding alarms about problems in the world's food supply. Typical. These people always need a crisis to justify the expansion of their powers.


Jacques Diouf, head of the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, worries there is "a very serious risk that fewer people will be able to get food."

The International Herald Tribune reports that FAO's "food price index rose by more than 40% this year, compared with 9% the year before" — a rate, according to Diouf, "that was already unacceptable." The prices of wheat and oilseeds have reached record highs.

On the supply side of the equation, the U.N. says food is in decline. Global wheat stores have fallen 11% this year to their lowest level since 1980, while a mere eight-week supply is all that's left in corn.

Before you start putting in provisions, recall the alarms set off by Paul Ehrlich 40 years ago. In his 1968 screed "The Population Bomb," he predicted the 1970s and 1980s would be marked by the starvation of hundreds of millions as we outgrew our food supplies.

Two centuries earlier, Thomas Malthus made a similar prediction. He too was proved wrong. Today's population is six times its size in Malthus' day, yet per-person food output and consumption are far higher. So are living standards and life expectancies.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: uselessnations

1 posted on 12/18/2007 6:45:02 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

stop making ethanol then


2 posted on 12/18/2007 6:46:05 PM PST by lookout88 (proud special forces dad.)
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To: Kaslin

Gee, USA has food. Middle East has oil.

Let them eat the oil.


3 posted on 12/18/2007 6:46:09 PM PST by bannie
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To: Kaslin

The answer is obvious: Tax U.S. citizens, send the money to the U.N. so they can distribute it fairly.


4 posted on 12/18/2007 6:46:54 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Kaslin

the more the un opens its mouth, the more I appreciate the pivotal role the US plays in world history, preventing these idiots from ruining civilization with their half-baked fantasies and paranoias.


5 posted on 12/18/2007 6:47:05 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (chaos is an illusion.)
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To: lookout88

Only thing ethanol steals from is the soda pop industry.


6 posted on 12/18/2007 6:47:59 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Friends don't let friends vote Huckabee)
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To: Kaslin

Mark my words: Now that Global Warming/Climate Change is being uncovered for the hoax that it is, the Socialist/Liberal/Anti-Western/Anti-Capitalists/Hollywood elites of the world will jump all over this as the new cause celebre, like stink on sh*t.
Oh! Global Food Crisis! Americans eat too much! You conserve and share it with the rest of the world!!!!

You heard it hear first.


7 posted on 12/18/2007 6:54:40 PM PST by mkleesma
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To: Kaslin
GRO'FUD`FASTER!!...;0) Image and video hosting by TinyPic
8 posted on 12/18/2007 6:56:45 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Kaslin

I got a 1/2 acre garden and my neighbor raises black angus. The UN can stuff it.


9 posted on 12/18/2007 8:15:41 PM PST by Rudder
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To: mkleesma
Mark my words: Now that Global Warming/Climate Change is being uncovered for the hoax that it is, the Socialist/Liberal/Anti-Western/Anti-Capitalists/Hollywood elites of the world will jump all over this as the new cause celebre, like stink on sh*t. Oh! Global Food Crisis! Americans eat too much! You conserve and share it with the rest of the world!!!!

You heard it hear first.

Ack.

Wait 'till the crisis is water. The foundations are already there. Agenda 21, protected 'wetlands', etc.

Insidious bastards.

I heard it here.

10 posted on 12/19/2007 12:44:56 AM PST by Looking4Truth (Radical muslims and illegal immigrants: One group wants to kill U.S and the other invade U.S.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“the more the un opens its mouth, the more I appreciate the pivotal role the US plays in world history, preventing these idiots from ruining civilization with their half-baked fantasies and paranoias.”


Only problem with that is without our money the UN would be half the size it is now.

It’s like feeding the rabid crazy dog in your backyard that hates you and bites you every chance it gets. Does not make much sense to me.


11 posted on 12/19/2007 1:22:57 AM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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