In India, on the pavements, you will be stepping over the great grandchildren of the people your great grandparents stepped over. This is, quite simply, the failure of capitalism.
For decades throughout the 20th century, the idea of famine had two dominant uses in the West.
The humanitarian situation in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia is so dire -- with an estimated 11 million urgently in need of food-- that one UN official says it's 99% certain that a full-scale famine situation will be declared tomorrow.
An extremely severe drought and rising global food prices means a famine is likely to be declared across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. More than a quarter of children in parts of Kenya are malnourished, says aid agencies.
Aid agencies fear that another famine may be looming in Ethiopia, due to a severe food crisis and drought. But declaring a famine is a political decision, with the Ethiopian prime minister denying that one is imminent.