chapter  10
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Making Food Affordable

Cheap food, by nature of its design – a design that socializes many of its costs – is not affordable. We’ve got lots of cheap food – far too much, in fact. Conventional wisdom says the surest way to improve global food security is with cheap (and, if possible, cheaper) food. I hope I have turned this ‘wisdom’ on its head. Cheaper food is not the solution. It’s the problem.