Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World’s Food System
Half the world is malnourished, the other half obese—both symptoms of the corporate food monopoly. To show how a few powerful distributors control the health of the entire world, Raj Patel conducts a global investigation, traveling from the “green deserts” of Brazil and protester-packed streets of South Korea to bankrupt Ugandan coffee farms and barren fields of India. What he uncovers is shocking—the real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa, an epidemic of farmer suicides, and the false choices and conveniences in supermarkets. Yet he also finds hope—in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable, and joyful food system.
From seed to store to plate,Stuffed and Starvedexplains the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.
10 steps towards a better food system:
Transform our tastes
Eat locally and seasonally
Support locally owned businesses
All workers have the right to dignity
Profound and comprehensive rural change
Living wages for all
Support for a sustainable architecture for food
Snapping the food system's bottleneck
Owning and providing restitution for the injustices of the past and present.