Hans Rosling on child mortality statistics

A new TED talk:

I wonder: What's the link between food prices and child mortality? I know Egypt worked hard to keep food very cheap, and that must have helped, as has the steady global decline in commodity prices.

I wonder, and also worry, if cheap food is something we've taken for granted.


  1. I would probably give a hearty "yes!" to that last wondering. Mention a price increase on bread to a typical citizen on the streets of Cairo and you'll likely get an earful of Arabic. Even in the U.S., we seem to expect to pay < $3 for a gallon of milk and then question where all the local dairy farms have gone.


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