|New York Times: Hunger is a problem of plenty, not scarcity, in modern times. We produce more food than we eat. Yet millions of people go hungry, because they can’t afford it.|
|Pandemic, war, and climate change have brought matters to a head.|
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the production of primary crops — mainly sugar cane, maize, wheat and rice — expanded by 52 percent between 2000 and 2020, reaching a record 9.3 billion metric tons in 2019.