Starvation! Who cares. So I am running ICS and I have about 30 cities and BAM! Someone takes out my maritime. For the next 10 turns until I get em back I get 25 starvation spams per turn. At first this really bothered me and I thought I had to fix it fast. Then I realized that it doesnt matter. The cities werent going to lose a pop in those 10 turns so I just dealt with the spam. Having all of your citizens starving doesnt hurt your production, science, gold, or even your happiness. As long as you dont let them starve long enough to lose a citizen there is NO negative to starvation. I am not saying that I would deliberatly starve my citizens or that there is some kind of strategy where starvation opens up the path to an easy I win button. It just doesnt make sense to me that all these 'people' will starve to death while still working their jobs, thinking up new innovations, and being extremely happy about it.