Stuffed and Starved The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

ISBN-10: 1933633492

ISBN-13: 9781933633497

Edition: N/A

Authors: Raj Patel

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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.
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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: 0.836
Language: English

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, 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.

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