World Hunger: 12 Myths

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Grove Press, 1998 - Social Science - 270 pages
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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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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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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.

Contents

Beyond Guilt and Fear
1
Theres Simply Not Enough Food
8
Natures to Blame
15
Too Many Mouths to Feed
25
Food vs Our Environment
41
The Green Revolution Is the Answer
58
Justice vs Production
85
The Free Market Can End Hunger
98
Too Hungry to Revolt
122
More U S Aid Will Help the Hungry
129
We Benefit from Their Hunger
147
Food vs Freedom
164
What We Can Do
171
Notes
179
A Resource Guide
247
About Food First
255

Free Trade Is the Answer
109

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