Kind of morbid but when I was growing up Eithiopians were always brought up when I didn't care for the meal that my mom made, and was informed that they would gladly eat dirt if it had any nutritional value. So if they were always dying from starvation, and their buddies were really hungry, did they engage in cannibalism . Do societal taboos break down in these situations? Is it even a big deal to eat your already deceased neighbor in this environment. If it did occur was it not reported on because it was so icky, because the skinny malnourished diseased children I see on TV are pretty icky but the guy telling me how horrible their life is never mentions that the rest of the family was eaten and he is a pretty blunt dude. So if they don't eat there dead on occasion, why not? Sorry for the topic but was thinking about solving world hunger while at work today . Pretty sure it will not be solved until corrupt, evil, dictator types who thrive in the Third World arena are eradicated.