As much as I enjoyed the articles in the PAW Food Issue, I couldn’t help but notice that the issues covered were circumscribed to Princeton and the U.S. There was nothing about children dying of malnutrition in Gaza, or about North Koreans eating grass to survive. There was no mention about the link between climate change and food insecurity in Africa; for instance, drought in Somalia has led to crop failure and widespread famine. In Mauritius, planters are still recovering from the aftermath of cyclone Belal in January, which devastated crops and sent vegetable prices skyrocketing, turning them into a luxury. Rather than discussing the different options of buying $5 coffees in Princeton, please consider focusing on more pressing issues.

Elena Nikolova *11
Beau Bassin, Mauritius