Food Rebellions

Food Rebellions

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Today there are over a billion hungry people on the planet, more than ever before in history. While the global food crisis dropped out of the news in 2008, it returned in 2011 (and is threatening us again in 2012) and remains a painful reality for the world's poor and underserved. Why, in a time of record harvests, are a record number of people going hungry? And why are a handful of corporations making record profits? In Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice, authors Eric Holt-GimAcnez and Raj Patel with Annie Shattuck offer us the real story behind the global food crisis and document the growing trend of grassroots solutions to hunger spreading around the world. Food Rebellions! contains up to date information about the current political and economic realities of our food systems. Anchored in political economy and an historical perspective, it is a valuable academic resource for understanding the root causes of hunger, growing inequality, the industrial agri-foods complex, and political unrest. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Holt-GimAcnez and Patel give a detailed historical analysis of the events that led to the global food crisis and document the grassroots initiatives of social movements working to forge food sovereignty around the world. These social movements and this inspiring book compel readers to confront the crucial question: Who is hungry, why, and what can we do about it?... bears much responsibility for dismantling domestic and tariff protections and leaving countries at the mercy of volatile, speculative markets for their food security. ... Adapted from Rick Jonasse, The Doha Collapse: Time to Get Agriculture out of the WTO, Food First Policy Brief, no. 15, August 2008, http:// www. foodfirst.org/en/node/2224. ... G7 Talks on Special Safeguard Mechanism Inconclusive as Blame Game Heats Up. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.


Title:Food Rebellions
Author: Eric Holt-Gimenez, Raj Patel
Publisher:Food First Books - 2012-11-06
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