— Serious Eats!
"Worth checking out … Based on the author's personalvisits to farmers around the world, Bjerga explains how the crisishappened (short answer: greed), it’s tragic effects, and whatnow has to be done to reverse them."
— The Atlantic
"Some of Bjerga’s best writing is about the inner workingsof the Chicago Board of Trade and other markets, and when he bringsAmerican agricultural history into the story of what othercountries have not had and do not have to encourage stableagricultural development. … Bjerga’s skill is in theway he forces the reader to make connections between aspects ofagriculture that do not normally appear together. And the book ischock full of unusual observations."
“My Thanksgiving holiday book discovery will becomeChristmas season reading. ... Lest you think this is just anotherrant at financial and trading institutions, be aware that Bjerga isa veteran commodities writer and Washington correspondent."
— Lee Egerstrom in Hindsight: The Minnesota 2020Blog