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 “green deserts” 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.
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Praise for Raj Patel, Stuffed and Starved
“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.”
– Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine
3 Replies to “Stuffed and Starved”
A real thinker. It is so good to read a proper critique of the current economic system. We need young voices of this calibre.
Dear Mister Patel,
Is it possible to read your books online?
With kind regards,
Kees en Evelyn Reijnen from Tilburg Holland
Thank you mr. Patel for this book. I think that solution for all problems of mankind is SHARING ! Best regards from Slovenia.
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