World Hunger: 12 Myths

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Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins, Peter Rosset
Earthscan, Dec 1, 1997 - Political Science - 270 pages
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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.

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User Review  - anne_fitzgerald - LibraryThing

An examination of the policies and politics that have kept hungry people from feeding themselves around the world, as well as the misconceptions that have obscured national, social and humanitarian interests. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Kenneth Swain - Goodreads

A series of essays endeavoring to debunk (or at least respond to) some of the more common arguments for solving the challenge of world hunger. They are well thought-out and soundly articulated. The ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Jeffrey Ashe teaches microfinance at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and the Sustainable International Development program at Brandeis University. He has worked in international development for decades, most recently as director of Community Finance at Oxfam America, where he and his team trained savings groups in Mali, Senegal, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Rosset is executive director of Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and teaches at Stanford University.

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