How People Survive Food Shortages

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You’ve seen the news, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been wondering what happens when there are food shortages. How do people eat? How did people manage to eat in bad times in the past? What can history teach us? I have a partial answer which I’ll share with you here.

I read two books recently — The Siege of Sarajevo and A Woman in Berlin — that gave me good insight into how food was managed in…

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