Letter Re: Venezuela Eating Worse


I understand the situation. The people are desperate. Looking at those pictures it is easy to see they are subsisting on too many starches, which makes them appear well fed, though they are not. So I’m not meaning to criticize, but there is also in those pictures of their food something of note. There’s lots of foods there that can be reproduced. Seeds in the veggies can be planted, beans can be planted, coax seeds from the onions and carrots, plant a potato, etc. Are they doing that? Do they have a place to do that? Would it be stolen from them before they could harvest? I wish someone would address the peoples’ attempts to take care of themselves. We may learn a lot. The time may come when we too would need to be very resourceful to increase our food supply. – J.D.