April 25th, 2008
01:02 PM ET

Looming food crisis in Peru

Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Peru

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on assignment in Lima, Peru.  Watch his behind-the-scenes look at how the country is dealing with a looming food crisis.

How has the rising cost of food affected you?

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  1. Sotiris Koukios

    Dear Dr,

    i have seen the statement of Un WFP today and i wrote down my criticism. Unfortunately is a lone text to post it here. But if you really want to do so follow the link :


    April 29, 2008 at 03:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Lauren Rogers, USA

    Dr Gupta, my parents survived the Great Depression when gas was 5 cents a gallon. If in those days a family made $35 a week and spent 3 dollars a month on transportation and another 30 on food, and another 50 on shelter, that still left 1/3 of their money left for other things–and they felt poor. Turn to to today, when gas can be $160 a month for the car, another $400 to heat your house, food being $300 a month, and your take home is, on minimum wage, about $390 every two weeks (think single working class parent). We're not in a recession–we're in a depression, I think so anyway; amd this isn't just a global food crisis, it's a catastrophe about many other things, especially the availability of fuel and fresh water, things that threatens to very existance of Man.

    April 29, 2008 at 22:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Karen

    I am a registered nurse, I am very concerned about autism and vaccinations three of my friend have children who were perfectly normal until after given the vaccines..I would think the bottom line would be the health of our children rather than the drug companies.... the statistics are showing a significant rise in autism ,my God ,if the ratio of autism in our children were about any other disease we would have found out why by now ,and solved the problem. are we enabeling a new population of people unable to care for themselves.....

    May 15, 2008 at 15:13 | Report abuse | Reply
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