Stuffed and starved:markets, power and the hidden battle for the world food system
內容簡介top Stuffed And Starved 簡介 For those with enough moneyand that most of us in wealthier countrieslife is good. We can eat almost anything we want, regardless of where it comes from, what season it is or how much it costs. The world is our dish, laden with more foods than wee ever seen in history and more calories than we know what to do with. A continent away, there are more bloated bellies, but this time from malnutritionseemingly due to a scarcity of food. But these two contrasting worlds are linked, deeply and inextricably. In a timely look at the entire global food chain,Stuffed and Starved asks us to think about the way our food comes to us, to understand how our supermarket shopping makes us complicit in denying freedom to the world poorest and to recognize how we ourselves are poisoned by our choices.Raj Patel, an author uniquely qualified to take a long, broad view of world food production, looks at food systemsthe machine most of us don even know existsand the web made up of corporations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, farmers?groups, government agencies and corporate lobbyists. From farm to fork, Patel travels to rural collectives in Brazil, investigates the all-powerful distribution networks, serves up the specific journeys of coffee, soy and high-fructose corn syrup, and visits the kitchens of fast-food restaurants. What he uncovers is the shocking story of commercial greed and helpless hunger that is a key ingredient in everything we eat.Stuffed and Starved is one of the most shocking investigations into the aves?feeding off the ave-nots?and a compelling look at how we all suffer the consequences of a food system cooked to a corporate recipe.