"A tendency to concentrate on food production only, neglecting food *entitlement*, can be deeply counterproductive. Policy makers may be misled if insulated from the real situation of hunger - and even threats of famines - by favourable food output situations."
- #AmartyaSen, 'Development as Freedom
#NZ is a "developed" country with an economy based on exporting food. I've seen skips full of veges and processed foods outside supermarkets, and bags of bread dumped every week by bakeries. We have no shortage of food. Yet an embarrassingly large sector of our population doesn't have secure access to nutritionally adequate food, because they can't afford to buy it.
In a world of surpluses, insisting that people pay for necessities of life in order to obtain them may be dangerous.
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