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Oxfam warns of looming food crisis

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Oxfam called for an overhaul of the world’s food system, warning that in a couple of decades millions more people will be gripped by hunger due to failures in the agriculture industry, climate-hit harvests and population growth. Interview with Oxfam’s head of research Duncan Green.

5 June 2011
 

Rajan Alexander

OXFAM morphs into a Paul Ehrlich clone: Claims world faces mass starvation

Mass starvation! This is exactly what Oxfam warns us in their new report, “Growing a Better Future in a Resource Constrained World”.

Oxfam’s future scenario of doom is a practical throwback to the 70s when Paul Ehrlich captured media headlines with his book Population Bomb where he warned of mass starvation deaths. Here’s an extract of the book:

“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make….The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

Has Oxfam caught the Ehrlich bug?

Read more: http://devconsultancygroup.blogspot.com/2011/06/oxfam-morphs-into-paul-ehrlich-clone.html

 
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