Feed people, not animals
The big headline across the new lately is the dramatic rise in global food prices. This issue touches me in a special way, because in college I once did a paper studying starvation economics, i.e. how “standard” economics changes when food availability reaches critical levels. It isn’t pretty, and experience shows that one round of starvation economics is sufficient to create structures of social injustice that can last generations.
I therefore submit to you that the main reason why food prices have risen is due to our values, and not our capacity to actually produce food.
For example, did you know that