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MANY HISTORIANS NOW CLAIM THAT LT IS AN APOCRYPHAL STORY, BUT the myth endures. Confronted with a shortage of bread among the peasantry over 200 years ago, French Queen Marie Antoinette reportedly said: "If they have no bread, then let them eat cake." Faced with global food shortages, modern day rulers cannot afford to be so callous and cavalier.

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