The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled “Food For Thought And Survival” was published on January 5, 1989, and was authored by Amartya Sen. Sen warns against perceiving the word ‘freedom’ in the narrow sense and instead argues for its positive conception. He examines the integral connection between food and freedom that is often ignored in the domain of Development Economics. He further elucidates that having an adequate amount of food is also quite central to achieving other types of freedom. Furthermore, freedom of other kinds, including freedom of speech and expression in the form of media coverage and reports may have considerable instrumental importance in preventing famines. Through various case studies and empirical evidence, Sen makes a strong case for a more expansive perspective on economic growth and development.