Barely three weeks since spraying of the controversial insecticide DDT to control malaria started in Uganda, the dispute between the government and exporters of
By now we have all heard the food vs. fuel debate: Should corn be used to feed stomachs or SUV tanks? This past year as food prices rose criticism of corn based ethanol rose as well. Pres. George Bush attributed the rise of food prices to increased demand from developing nations. Ministers of developing nations fired back claiming Western government policies mandating and subsidizing corn based ethanol were to blame. Lobbyists for farmers and hunger relief advocates jib jabbed back and forth with policy papers, letters to editors, etc. This week’s issue of The New York Times Magazine, the Food Issue, focuses on the problems of our current food ecosystem and possible solutions.