World Hunger: 12 Myths
Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins, Peter Rosset
In this completely revised and updated edition of the most authoritative text on world hunger, three of our foremost experts on food and agriculture expose the myths that prevent us from effectively addressing the problem. Drawing on and distilling the extensive research of the Institute for Food and Development Policy (known colloquially as Food First), the authors examine head-on the policies and politics that have kept hungry people from feeding themselves around the world, in both Third and First World countries. Written in a straightforward, easy-to-read style, "World Hunger: Twelve Myths" shakes many tenaciously held beliefs; most importantly, it convinces readers that by standing together with the hungry we can advance not only huminatarian interests but our own well-being.