Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty

Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty

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by Roger Thurow, Scott Kilman
     
 

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For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet in Africa, more than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year—most of them children. In this powerful investigative narrative, Wall Street Journal reporters Kilman&Thurow show exactly how, in the…  See more details below

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For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet in Africa, more than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year—most of them children. In this powerful investigative narrative, Wall Street Journal reporters Kilman&Thurow show exactly how, in the past few decades, Western policies conspired to keep Africa hungry and unable to feed itself. Enough is essential reading on a humanitarian issue of utmost urgency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786741557
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
789,215
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Roger Thurow has been a Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent for twenty years. Scott Kilman has been the Journal‘s leading agriculture reporter. Thurow and Kilman recently won the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award.

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Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Farm subsidies started out as a good way to protect hardworking US and European farmers against the vagaries of the marketplace and the weather. But they've morphed into a major reason why the developing world suffers regular, devastating famines. The effects of subsidies on commodity prices often mean that poor farmers, particularly those in Africa, cannot make any money selling their harvests, so they cannot buy the seeds and fertilizers they need to grow future crops. Without incomes, they and their families starve. In this revealing, shocking book, Wall Street Journal reporters Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman examine how - as they contend - practices by rich nations keep developing nations poor and hungry. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want to know why, in the 21st century, people still starve to death, and what's to be done about it.
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