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Stuffed and starved : the hidden battle for the world food system

Author: Raj Patel
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Explains the political and economic reasons behind the simultaneous hunger and obesity epidemics worldwide, and describes what is being done to eliminate these disparities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raj Patel
ISBN: 9781612191270 1612191274
OCLC Number: 806292455
Notes: "Revised and expanded edition"--Cover.
First edition published in 2007 by Portobello Books, Great Britain.
Description: ix, 418 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition --
1. Introduction --
Our Big Fat Contradiction --
Arcadia Lost --
About Joe --
An Hourglass Figure --
Ways of Being Free --
The Menu of Chapters --
2. 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? --
3. 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 --
4. 'Just a Cry for Bread' --
A Secret History of Refreshment --
Rhodes' Conundrum --
The Cold War for Food --
After Food Aid --
The World Trade Organization --
5. 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 --
6. 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 --
7. 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 --
8. Checking out of Supermarkets --
The Self-Serving Store --
Almost Orwell --
666 and All That --
Discipline in the Aisles --
Walmart --
Supply Chain-gangs --
The Contradictions of Convenience --
Every Cloud Has a Redlining --
Shelves of Love --
In the Garden of the Black Panthers --
9. 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 --
10. Conclusion --
Inside the Hourglass --
It's Just We, Ourselves and Us --
Follow the Leader --
Notes --
References --
Acknowledgements --
Permissions --
Index.
Responsibility: Raj Patel.

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Explains the political and economic reasons behind the simultaneous hunger and obesity epidemics worldwide, and describes what is being done to eliminate these disparities.
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