Afghanistan has a food crisis, rising grain costs, and has to import food because of lack of rain AND because may farmers illegally grow opium instead of crops (although there are hopes with the price of grain rising more farmers will opt out of the illegal and return to legal farming).
In Israel the farmers are upset because they can't get their crops across the border into Gaza due to border closings, and thus are losing money.
Every week the radio I hear these contrasting stories-why there are food shortages (often political or cultural shifts to industry) and the flip side, farmers having food but can't get it to market.
Related: in my trip to the city this morning I followed a huge truck housing over 100 hogs. They looked about the size of ours, but I bet they didn't get the daily belly rub and care ours get....
Oremus pro invicem!