Aug 25

Lo que separa la civilización de la anarquía son solo siete comidas.
– Spanish Proverb

Quoted in “The Coming Famine” by Julian Cribb

With eloquent symbolism, this Petronian banquet made clear that the well-off part of humanity has largely forgotten what it is to go hungry and is awakening to an unpleasant shock: starvation and the wars, refugee crises, and collapse of nation-states that often accompany hunger have not been permanently banished after all. Indeed, they are once more at our doorstep. Food insecurity and its deadly consequences are again a pressing concern for every nation and each individual.

FYI, the proverb translated is: Civilization and anarchy are only seven meals apart

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