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In the Philippines, Less of What Women Want

May 2, 2008 • News

Thanks to Bob Engelman for this commentary on the situation in the Philippines. See his weekly blog on issues related to his book, More: Population, Nature and What Women Want, at

In the Philippines, Less of What Women Want

One of the dozens of countries around the world where hunger is back in the news is the Philippines, where soaring rice prices and long-standing reliance on imported food are raising an old question many people thought was buried for good: Does population growth eventually run into the limits of food production?

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