We are producing more food than at any other time in human history, yet millions of people around the world are starving. The global food system is broken.
Kabir Agarwal is an independent journalist from India who writes about political economy, climate change, livelihoods, and food security. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and South China Morning Post. He writes the Unequal newsletter and hosts the Unequal podcast.
Economic woes that fueled last year’s unrest continue to hammer farmers and millions of others.
Last year, farmers in India blocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s neoliberal agricultural reforms through a wave of protests. But the economic woes that fueled the unrest continue to hammer farmers, leading to sky-high suicide rates.