F. E. Trainer, Abandon Affluence
London: 1985
ISBN 0862323118

Page 12

The core problems facing us, however, are not technical problems. For instance, it is often assumed that world hunger requires the development of more efficient agricultural methods or the breeding of higher-yielding crops or the development of ways of farming the seas or at least the spread of existing technology to farmers now using primitive methods. But no technical advances are necessary in order to enable us to feed all the people who are hungry; we could do this now, because more food is already produced than is needed. The problem is that the available food is not distributed according to need. The reasons why millions of people do not get enough of the available food are social and political, not technical.