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Famine

Famine can be described as the extensive and protracted scarcity of food, resulting in severe undernourishment and mass starvation. The twentieth century saw more people die as a result of famine than at any other time in recorded history. Despite the fact that the current era looks unlikely to surpass this milestone, it is expected to have the objectionable distinction that the majority of its famines will be man-made. Equally, however, many argue that in no preceding century has famine been more avertable. As a result, various observers assert that it is now social, not technological or natural, obstacles that impede famine prevention.

The Historical and Geographical Parameters

Famine has been recorded as far back as the third millennium BCE. Past famines are often known and remembered ...

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