Sunday, March 14, 2021

We produce too much food.

  The problem isn’t that there isn’t enough food to go around, but that more and more people are unable to afford to purchase it. 

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) recently released a report predicting that the number of people facing extreme hunger could soar to 270 million by the end of this year — effectively doubling.  It isn’t a lack of availability — it’s that many people simply can’t afford to purchase food.

The world population is crashing, and it doesn’t look like we’re even going to reach the 12 billion which was projected just a couple of years ago. Now it looks like 8 or 9 billion is going to be the leveling off for the population. So, you can’t argue that we need to double production because we already produce too much to begin with. And yet, this is what we hear over and over again. So, this is really sort of how capital politicizes the discourse around hunger in order to colonize new markets.

Taken from here

Capitalist Economies Overproduce Food — But People Can’t Afford to Buy It (

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