Where were you when the green revolution stalled?

So here I am thinking my IdeaFestival blogger gig is one of the slackiest of slacker positions to be had in the online world when Wayne Hall emails a request that I, as a blogger on food issues, identify the causes of the world food crisis.

In a single post? I’m not sure that’s possible. And I’m certain it wouldn’t be readable.

There’s so much being written about this phenomenon, and so many competing causes being identified, how could I possibly sift through and identify the most likely culprits?

With the help of two of any writer’s best friends, of course: simplifying anecdote, and the New York Times.