05/22/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

India Blames Fat Americans For High Food Costs

Instead of blaming India and other developing nations for the rise in food prices, Americans should rethink their energy policy -- and go on a diet.

That has been the response, basically, of a growing number of politicians, economists and academics in this country, who are angry at statements by top United States officials that India's rising prosperity is to blame for food inflation.

The debate has sometimes devolved into what sounded like petty playground taunts over who are the real gluttons devouring the world's resources.

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