Stuffed and Starved The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

ISBN-10: 1933633492
ISBN-13: 9781933633497
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Authors: Raj Patel
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List price: $19.95
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

ldquo;One of the most dazzling books I have read in a very long time. The product of a brilliant mind and a gift to a world hungering for justice.rdquo;-Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine Half the world is malnourished, the other half obese-both symptoms of the corporate food monopoly. To show how a few powerful distributors control the health of the entire world, Raj Patel conducts a global investigation, traveling from the ldquo;green desertsrdquo; of Brazil and protester-packed streets of South Korea to bankrupt Ugandan coffee farms and barren fields of India. What he uncovers is shocking-the real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa, an epidemic of farmer suicides, and the false choices and conveniences in supermarkets. Yet he also finds hope-in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable, and joyful food system. From seed to store to plate, Stuffed and Starved explains the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance. Raj Patel , former policy analyst for Food First, a leading food think tank, is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for African Studies. He has written for the Los Angeles Times and the Guardian , and though he has worked for the World Bank, WTO, and the UN, hersquo;s also been tear-gassed on four continents protesting them.

Raj R. Patel, M.D. is a resident physician interested in how nutrition can help prevent chronic disease. He scoured the scientific literature on diet and learned what the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and other traditional cuisines are to human health. His research eventually led him to write "The Healthy Indian Diet." He will be leaving Houston for the San Francisco Bay Area.Hetal Jannu and Anuja Balasubramanian, co-founders of ShowMeTheCurry.com, use their step-by-step cooking videos to guide viewers to create delicious and healthy Indian cuisine at home. They provide a modern and practical approach to traditional Indian cooking, much of which appears in "The Healthy Indian Diet." They live and play in Dallas.

Introduction
Our Big Fat Contradiction
Arcadia Lost
About Joe
An Hourglass Figure
Ways of Being Free
The Menu of Chapters
A Rural Autopsy
And on That Farm He Had a Wife
Crooked Fictions
Debtward Ho
After Despair
Did the WTO Kill Lee Kyung Hae?
Some Farmers Are Pushed
But Where Does It Stop?
You Have Become Mexican
NAFTA and After
Corn for the Rich Men Only
Once Were Farmers
Beyond a Border
The Wrong Explanation
Bringing Agriculture to the City of Angels
Lee Again
'Just a Cry for Bread'
A Secret History of Refreshment
Rhodes' Conundrum
The Cold War for Food
After Food Aid
The World Trade Organization
The Customer is Our Enemy: A Brief Introduction to Food System Business
Permanent Banana Republic: The United Fruit Company
Varieties of Consolidation
The Market for Political Favour
Dwayne Andreas and the Currying of National Interest
Better Living through Chemistry
The Knowledge and the Initiative
Who Knows What
Corporations Address the Needs of the Poor
I'd Like to Thank the Academy
For Africa!
Making up Makhathini
Better Through Living Chemistry
Glycine Rex
Secret Ingredient
A Whole Hill of Beans
Learning the Soy Samba
The Perfect Storm
Blairo Maggi - Poster Soy
The View from Afar
The Perils of National Development
The World's Most Important Social Movement
Bringing It Home
Checking out of Supermarkets
The Self-Serving Store
Almost Orwell
666 and All That
Discipline in the Aisles
Wal-Mart
Supply Chain-gangs
The Contradictions of Convenience
Every Cloud Has a Redlining
Shelves of Love
In the Garden of the Black Panthers
Chosen by Bunnies
On Places and Taste and Food
Food Is from Mars
Wheat is Murder
Hooked on TV Dinners
The Now of Chow
War on the Obese
Feeling the Burn
Your Pace or Mine?
Anti-Malbouffe
Conclusion
Inside the Hourglass
It's Just We, Ourselves and Us
Follow the Leader
Notes
References
Acknowledgements
Permissions
Index

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