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Thomas Malthus was wrong. Food production is meeting global demand. The problem is getting it there. Hunger still threatens lives, especially in conflict zones. What we eat and how much we eat is another challenge.

Malthus, the 18th century scholar-cleric, warned that population growth would outpace food production resulting in mass starvation. But Malthus and his apocalyptic apostles failed to account for human ingenuity, the market economy’s incentives, and government safety nets.

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