Amartya Sen’s entitlement thesis muddied by history of China’s great famine: Food for Arms

Cover of Frank Dikötter's bookSystematic genocide 25 September 2010Jasper Becker's review at The SpectatorThis book sheds light on many other aspects of the famine but its great importance is to remind us of why we need to revise our understanding of 20th-century…

Climate change and links to food insecurity underlined by events in Russia, including a ban on wheat exports.

2nd UPDATE: Wheat Prices Hit 2-Year Highs Following Russian Ban - WSJ.comTHE WSJ is reporting that wheat futures prices soared Thursday to their highest levels in two years after Russia said it would ban grain exports due to a severe…