The Coming Hunger

April 22, 2008 • News

Thanks to Fred Stanback for this article. On this Earth Day, the mounting concerns over starvation and rising food prices confirm the fact that rising population numbers worldwide and shortages of energy and water, are among the most urgent problems facing the planet.

The warning bells are ringing, furiously.

This week, food riots paralyzed Haiti, with angry marchers outside the president’s palace shouting “We are hungry!” Five people were killed in the chaos.

In Egypt, a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed this week in two days of violence over food shortages. Last month, a two-week protest at government-subsidized bakeries ended with the deaths of 10 Egyptians in clashes with police.

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