Great Leap Forward Famine. The New York Times has an op-ed piece with some inside details of the government's role in the worst famine in history. “When there is not enough to eat people starve to death. It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill.” Mao-Tse Tung, Shanghai, March 25, 1959.
2010 World Food Situation. The Financial Times has extensive coverage, though a main menu page here.