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“While many are worrying about filling their gas tanks, many others around the world are struggling to fill their stomachs,” says Robert Zoellick, head of the World Bank. We are confronted with actual starvation. He warns that the present food crisis will give us “seven lost years.” It means “lost learning potential for children...stunted intellectual and physical growth.” His colleague at the IMF, Dominique Strauss Kahn, concurs. He foresees that “hundreds of thousands of people will be starving.”