Here at Eat Local Northwest we generally leave the politics of food to others, because doing it right requires more complexity than we can offer in a short space and so many are already doing an excellent job. But sometimes a single story captures intersecting forces so well, magnifies what’s really at stake, that it’s hard not to call attention to it. An article in today’s NY Times, Costly Fuel Means Costly Calories, describes how escalating fuel prices are causing food shortages in the poorest and hungriest places on earth, particularly through the rising price of cooking oils. Check it out.

And if you like, read our previous post about local hunger right here in cosmopolitan, literate Seattle.