Where would you expect to find the world’s most expensive dish? Tokyo? Geneva? In a helicopter over Manhattan?
The answer is South Sudan, shattered by war and one of the poorest nations on earth. Relative to income, the price of a simple plate of food there would be like an American paying $300. We’re not talking Michelin-star fancy stuff. Just some beans or lentils, a handful of rice or bread or corn, a dash of tomato sauce.
We underestimate what it takes to secure affordable food: Peace. Mitigation of climate extremes. Functioning markets. This panel uses new optics to quantify disparities in access to food and examines ways to overcome them.
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