Then if Cargill etc. can sell to the highest bidder, will the poor Americans starve? Or will there be food riots, as I forecast long ago? What was the point of your post (98) noting that US can produce more food than it needs if it is sold to China who can pay more? One in every seven Americans is already on food stamps - I don´t think the broke US treasury can pay for that program if it becomes 2 in every 7.