World Hunger: 12 Myths
Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins, L. Esparza, Peter Rosset, Luis Esparza, Institute for Food and Development Policy (Oakland, Calif.)
Grove Press, 1998 - Social Science - 270 pages
In this completely revised and updated edition of the most authoritative book on world hunger, three of our foremost experts on food and agriculture expose and explode 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 (Food First), Lappé, Collins, and Rosset 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, as well as the misconceptions that have obscured our own national, social, and humanitarian interests. Written in a straightforward, easy-to-read style, World Hunger: Twelve Myths shakes many tenaciously held beliefs; but most important, it convinces readers that by standing together with the hungry we can advance not only humanitarian interests, but our own well-being.
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Do you think you know what hunger is because it is way worse then you think. In this book, you will learn what hunger really is and how we can stop it. Together, we can help people all over the world and stop world hunger. And World Hunger: 12 Myths can help us do that.
This book has been updated as World Hunger 10 Myths. Read that one if you can.
Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition ix
Beyond Guilt and Fear
Theres Simply Not Enough Food
Natures to Blame
Too Many Mouths to Feed
Food vs Our Environment
The Green Revolution Is the Answer
Justice vs Production
Too Hungry to Revolt
More U S Aid Will Help the Hungry
We Benefit from Their Hunger
Food vs Freedom
What We Can Do
A Resource Guide
About Food First