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Food crisis in Africa. May 7, 2008

Filed under: American,Gatzbo's Rants — Robert @ 9:02 pm
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I’ve been mulling whether or not to open this can of worms for quite some time.  The world has heard of the problems with food, its production and distribution.  The problems in Africa seem to be larger than life itself.  What happened?  There was a time when South Africa, now Zimbabwe, was the bread basket of that part of the world.  The production there, now lost, could well have helped a sizeable portion of, not only Africa, but most of the countries now experiencing riots over food.  Our own breadbasket is being overworked and stretched to its limits trying to fill that void.  Some countries are now stopping the export of their product for fear that they will not have enough to feed their own people.  We must take a hard look at what we are doing or we too will limit our exports for that same fear.