The food shortages, suddenly front page news, are not new, according to John Nichols. He says millions of people were starving last year; the only change is that as the crisis has grown, it’s become more difficult to manage the hunger that a failed food system accepts.
- John Nichols, associate editor of the Capital Times and Washington DC writer for the Nation magazine
- Curt 5/8/08: "If we're going to solve the food crisis we need acknowledge that we are in a food prodcution and population race, a race similar to that of the nuclear arms race of the Cold War era. For every increase in food surplus we make on one side there is an increase in population on the other side. It's a race we cannot win."