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Letters Famines and weather

People, not weather, cause mass starvation

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 03 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2383
  1. Andrew D Lynk, consultant paediatrician1
  1. 1Cape Breton District Health Authority, Canada B1P 1P3
  1. alynk{at}

    I feel obliged to respond to the closing lines of this otherwise thoughtful editorial: “Because famines are not caused by weather only, insurance systems could be developed that take into account political and …

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