How To Blame Poor Countries For A Food Crisis

My friend Amita Arudpragasam wrote an article in Foreign Policy called How to End Sri Lanka’s Food Crisis. I know Amita and like her very much, but I’m afraid I must go hard here because the article is very wrong. I will attack the piece based on three core assumptions contained in the headline. Obviously read the whole thing yourself.



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at