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    Default food shortage vs. food shortageS

    'food shortageS' yields about 458,000 results in Google, nearly three times as many results as 'food shortage', which is 173,000. But I can see little difference between their uses. Here's a news title from BBC: North Korea food shortages mount. And Here's one from Guardian: One in six countries facing food shortage. How are they different?
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    Default Re: food shortage vs. food shortageS

    I'd say 'shortages' are repeated or bigger.

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