With all the holes in the supply chain, it's simply unrealistic to assert "we could feed the whole world". Throw a gazillion dollars at it, and people still go hungry, whilst people along the supply chain get fat, the dollar devalues, blah blah. There are a whole bunch of reasons I think this is true, the most prominent being the subjectivity of demand, which translates partially into corruption. In other words, you can't force your opinion on to those who don't share your opinion and a lot of people don't give a shit if someone down the supply chain eats/has shelter, whatever. I respect the blind nobility in the desire to feed everyone, but I think the idea of doing so is simply unreastic. Ultimately, people have to feed themselves. On a side note I might ask: Is feeding everyone a good idea? Certainly I don't want to be on the starving people's list, nor do I wish it upon anyone, but with food comes more people, which becomes a bigger feeding everyone problem. I don't think this is pessimistic at all actually, as it's really just an analysis of the system I see, knowing what I know about logistics (I'm an IE you know) and noting human nature as it is, rather that some ideal. Please discuss.