Stuffed and Starved

ISBN-10: 1554680115

ISBN-13: 9781554680115

Edition: N/A

Authors: Raj Patel
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Description: At no other time in history have people in wealthy countries had so much choice and so much abundance in what to eat. But in countries locked in a vicious cycle of poverty, there is no choice. There is no food.    Raj Patel shows us that these two extremes are deeply and inextricably linked. In Stuffed and Starved, he asks us to think about the way our food comes to us, to understand how what we buy directly affects the world’s poorest citizens and to recognize how we ourselves are poisoned by our choices. Patel gives us a broad view of the global food industry and the all-encompassing machine composed of organizations such as the World Bank and the WTO, corporate lobbyists, government agencies and the all-powerful distribution networks. He also traces the specific journey of coffee, soy and high-fructose corn syrup, from the fields to the kitchens of fast-food restaurants. Stuffed and Starved is a shocking and timely story of commercial greed, desperate hunger and inspirational alternatives to the current food system.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

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