WHEN I READ THAT Gordon Brown, the UK Prime Minister, equates rising food prices to an actual credit crunch, I flashed back to a stairwell full of canned goods that my grandmother used to keep. She raised her family during the American Depression, a time that led my dad to organic gardening in the middle of a city. Dad dug up grass (he didn't eat it like the Haitian in the AP photo at left) and grew vegetables for the dinner table. Like Gordon Brown, I believe "tackling hunger is a moral challenge to each of us and it is also a threat to the political and economic stability of nations" and I'm a little miffed that the anti-GM brigade is given such strong credibility in the eyes of major pundits.
CNN -- "Food crisis is next credit crunch"