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malthus and famine: curse of the wedding ring

Do people starve simply because there are too many of us? Is famine the necessary companion of civilization? Was parson Malthus right in his grim insistence that population must necessarily outdistance food supply? Or, even worse, are the hungry dying … Continue reading

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persistence of famine

Hunger and history have a long symbiosis. The first recorded famine occurred in Egypt in 3500 B.C.Since then, millions have died, and still die of starvation. Do people starve simply because there are too many of us as Parson Malthus … Continue reading

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famine : gnawing persistence

Is there more to famine than lack of food? ┬áIn the search for food, humanity has gone to astonishing lengths and recorded some stunning success. Yet still, hunger is always at the door, even in an era like hours, people … Continue reading

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potato famine: more to famine than lack of food

The first recorded famine occurred in Egypt in 3500 B.C.Since then, untold millions have died, and still die, of starvation. There seems to be more to famine than a lack of food. Do people starve simply because there are too … Continue reading

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hunger: feasting on famine

There seems, based on the past record, to be more to famine than a mere lack of food. Hunger has always been at the door, even in an era of relative prosperity like our own. Do people starve because of … Continue reading

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food: more to famine than food

There is more to famine than a lack of food. Hunger is always at the door, even in an era like our own. Do people starve because there are too many of us as Parson Malthus asserted? Or, is famine … Continue reading

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hunger: food fears

In the search for food, humanity has gone to outstanding lengths, ultimately, reluctantly,settling down into the relentless toil of farming. Yet hunger is always at the door, even in an era like ours, which leads to the conclusion that there … Continue reading

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