Hunger is driving migration: interview with Danielle Nierenberg
What is pushing Africans to risk their lives by crossing the Mediterranean in rickety boats? According to Danielle Nierenberg, founder and president of the Food Tank Think Tank and the editor of the new book Nourished Planet, the answer comes down to one word – food.Because both Latin America and Africa cannot feed themselves, their populations head north. Their destinations, Europe and the United States, subsidize farm exports and produce too much food, but too little nutritional food. Even Italians, the inventors of the famed nutritious Mediterranean diet, today consumer increasing amounts of junk food. Danielle Nierenberg spoke to us Barilla Foundation on Food and Nutrition in Milan on November 27-28.