We do not have a food problem.
My Magic Tomato and Her New Icelandic Friends
We don’t even have a production problem.
Black Krim Tomatoes
We don’t even have a farming problem.
What we have is a succession problem, compounded by land speculation.
And a distribution problem, exacerbated by the lack of an adequate social language for these concerns.
The point is not that this food should be donated to a food bank, but that the distribution system, which includes the system of creating value to allow for this food to be harvested for compelling wages, is completely inadequate. This food should be in the jar and on the shelf and in kitchens and smeared on the faces of children.
Next week: what a change in language can do for us.