I am very much aware that a city needs to produce more food than what it consumes in order to grow. However, there are times that a city is stagnant or has a very slow growth and there is not much we can do about it at that moment. So in this situations I sometimes switch from city farms to the workshops on order to increase the number of hammers. The city then goes into starvation, so I am wondering if there any additional implications for being in starvation other than the none growth aspect. If a city is not growing then why not maximize its hammer production if starvation has no other implications. So the question again is: is there any other implications (other than growth) for a city being in starvation?