A clue about agribiz would go along way for some of the posters on here.
What kind of clue do you mean? The business of agriculture, everyone understands that. Even in Canada, one of the most modern nations on Earth, there are questions and doubts about it, and so there should be as it is one of the most important businesses a country has.
There is the bad business of agriculture I think where seeds are being patented by corporations and farmers are forced to follow this system.
Nobody is holding a gun to farmers heads to use seed, fert, nute packages through contract. You could go without and produce 60% less having to take land out of production for rotation.
I learned to grow old school from a old guy (grandfather) that worked closely with his neighbour, a fellow named Motherwell and I know what is needed in today's soil sciences and crop management to match what Motherwell did back in the day without having to take land out of production.
citric acid and lactic acid are harmless.
The reason Egypt cannot produce grain like they used to is when President Nassar built the Aswan Dam their once fertile Nile flood plain just reverted to desert. As for so many other countries in worse shape, I think I answered that question before: "Give them suitcases so they can pack up and move" to more fertile areas.
Many of the posts above say that the third world countries are fully responsible for creating starvation within their borders. Others argue that Wall Street has some role in this unhappy matter:
The Food Bubble: How Wall Street Starved Millions and Got Away With It (external - login to view)
By the way, did anyone answer the question about why the focus here on Egypt when so many other countries are in far worse shape?
Food is always available for those who have money, and the poor used to be able to get minimal and today with no jobs, they get nothing. As I said, time for Africans to migrate to where they can produce food. The boundaries created by European nations just never worked for their cultures.