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Stuffed and starved : markets, power and the hidden battle for the world food system

Author: Raj Patel
Publisher: London : Portobello, 2007.
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Today, in the West, we appear to have the world on our plates, regardless of source or season. But this apparent luxury of choice is only possible because rural communities the world over have had their choices taken away. To understand how our supermarket shopping makes us complicit in denying freedom to the world's poorest, and how we ourselves are poisoned by our choices, we need to think about the way our food  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patel, Raj.
Stuffed and starved.
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., [2008]
(OCoLC)609324527
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raj Patel
ISBN: 9781846270109 1846270103
OCLC Number: 132312851
Description: ix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Rural autopsy --
You have become Mexican --
'Just a cry for bread' --
Customer is our enemy: a brief introduction to food system business --
Better living through chemistry --
Glycine Rex --
Checking out of supermarkets --
Chosen by bunnies.
Responsibility: Raj Patel.
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The hidden complexities and terrifying simplicities of a planet squeezing itself dry in order to make half its citizens obese and the other half malnourished. This work takes a view of food  Read more...

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