Its a good thing I'm growing my own veggies. Its a good thing I can choose to grow my own food, or buy it. Its a good thing I'm not desperate enough to be eating mud flavored with sugar this year. Seriously.
It's being called the "Silent Tsunami." In three years, prices for the basic staples that feed the world—wheat, rice and corn—have risen by a staggering 83%. For people in the developing world, affording enough food to eat is becoming a daily struggle for survival.
The New York Times is reporting that in Haiti, people are eating cakes made of mud mixed with a little sugar and oil to try and beat the hunger pangs. Without action to stop the upward spiral of food prices, 100 million people around the world will face deeper poverty and hunger, and hundreds of thousands will confront famine and starvation.
In the face of this suffering, we cannot be silent.
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