$1.50 a day for food

Maybe you’ve heard about the upcoming “Live Below the Line” campaign, which is designed to raise awareness about global poverty. Thousands of financially well-off people around the world have promised to feed themselves for no more than $1.50 a day — what the World Bank pegs as the extreme poverty line globally — for five days.

Decide for yourself what you think of the campaign and whether you care to participate. More information: www.livebelowtheline.com

For whatever it’s worth, here’s my takeaway: The campaign is one more reminder that people who produce food, in the United States and elsewhere, have a mighty important job.