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Endless appetites : how the commodities casino creates hunger and unrest

Author: Alan Bjerga
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Bloomberg Press, ©2011.
Series: Bloomberg, 151
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How to understand the twenty-first century food crisis. Since 2007, farm-product prices have gone crazy, causing hunger, malnutrition, and social and political upheaval around the world. Endless Appetites explores how "food security," the availability of food and the reasonable ability to buy it, has become one of the most challenging topics of our time. With every jump in grocery-store prices, the issue becomes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bjerga
ISBN: 9781118043233 1118043235
OCLC Number: 711044814
Description: xii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Floors, fields, and famines --
Chicago makes a market --
Elephants in the kiddie pool --
A recipe for famine --
The view from Rome --
Hot air --
Promise --
The price of a cup of coffee --
A better banana --
Thai quality --
Steps up --
Harvest of hope.
Series Title: Bloomberg, 151
Responsibility: Alan Bjerga.

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How to understand the twenty-first century food crisis Since 2007, farm-product prices have rocketed and plunged, causing hunger, malnutrition, and social and political upheaval around the world.  Read more...

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