03 Aug '11, 5pm

The Global Food Crisis, Mapped

Oxfam A detail of an interactive map that documents food shortages around the globe. Oxfam, the anti-hunger group, has been running a campaign to call attention to the global food crisis, its consequences and its potential solutions. The Times outlined the challenge of future food security on a warming planet in this article several weeks ago, and this week my colleague Jeffrey Gettleman described the appalling famine unfolding in Somalia. The Somalia situation has a drought component, although the causes of the suffering seem to be primarily political. The people at Oxfam just called my attention to a remarkable new map they have created that highlights the different ways that high food prices and food insecurity are playing out in countries around the world. On a computer that supports the Flash graphics format, as most do (iPads do not), go to this link and click on the...

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The Global Food Crisis, Mapped

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