famine

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famine

(făm′ĭn)
n.
1. A drastic, wide-reaching food shortage.
2. Severe hunger; starvation.
A catastrophic food shortage due to lack of food or difficulties in food distribution, affecting large numbers of people due to climatic, environmental, socio-economic reasons or extreme political conditions such as tyrannical government or warfare

famine

Pronounced scarcity of food in a broad geographical area, causing widespread starvation, disease, and/or death in a population.
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Ever since St Bob kicked it all off with Live Aid in 1985, we've been brainwashed into believing a concert - preferably a series of global concerts - is the only way we'll get to hear about mass starvation, climate change and the exorbitant price of beer.
It would suffer mass starvation on a scale we haven ever experienced.
But if nothing changes, the people of that poor, benighted country will soon have mass starvation to add to their nightmare.
The question has occurred as to whether there are such mass shortages that there is the threat of mass starvation,'' Cohen said.
The truth: the drive for biofuels is an unscientific fraud and a scam, which may lead to mass starvation if continued.
9 million people, each with a life expectancy of 46 years, soon to reduce dramatically due to mass starvation.
At that time, deer herds experienced mass starvation, rodent populations exploded, vegetation was destroyed, whole ecosystems were disrupted.
With more than half the world's farmers relying on saved seed from their harvest, imagine the mass starvation that would result should the sterility genes escape from engineered crops and contaminate non-genetically engineered local crops, unintentionally sterilising them.
Basically, if mass starvation is to be avoided the war must be a short one.
Dominic Nutt of Christian Aid said: "Afghanistan is in the grip of a three-year drought and on the verge of mass starvation.
It might be ugly but how would pictures of mass starvation go down with your cornflakes?
REFUGEES in East Timor who have escaped murder in the streets now face mass starvation.