Before the dawn of civilization, when humans were mostly hunter-gatherers, and even more subject to the dangerous and destructive whims of nature, many surely died to accident and calamity. But how many starved? How many wasted away because they were barred from food which was right in front of them?
Why now, with all of our accumulated knowledge of agriculture, advanced methods of transportation and preservation, and near-immunity from localized flooding and drought, do we not have enough food? What excuse can we possibly give?
Is this really progress?
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