Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Debating the Rising Food Prices

The Economist has started a pretty interesting debate on the Global Food Crisis. Using a traditional format with a virtual DEBATE HALL, the magazine is offering opening, rebuttal and closing arguments on opposing views in the debate. The debate also invites readers to contribute with comments and vote for the most convincing argument.

The preposition: "There is an upside for humanity in the rise of food prices"

Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow at the Wolfensohn Center for Development, supports the proposition

Dr. Joachim von Braun, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute opposes the preposition

Check it out so you can read their excellent arguments pro and con. Also, participate, the comment section is equally rich.