In 2007 and 2008, food prices jumped sharply worldwide: wheat more than doubled in price, and rice was up by over half. In many parts of the world, people living on one or two dollars a day were simply unable to purchase the food they needed to survive. David Rieff’s book is framed by that unexpected spike in prices.
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Joireman, Sandra F. Review of Can Hunger End?, by David Rieff. The Christian Century, 2016, 1-2.