The World Is Not for Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food

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In this lively and hard-hitting book Jose Bove and Francois Dufour recount the dramatic events of their famous demonstration against McDonald’s and examine the issues behind the resulting campaign, which has now stretched from France and Seattle around the world.
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Overview

In this lively and hard-hitting book Jose Bove and Francois Dufour recount the dramatic events of their famous demonstration against McDonald’s and examine the issues behind the resulting campaign, which has now stretched from France and Seattle around the world.
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Editorial Reviews

Times
“Today McDonald's, tomorrow the world.”
Guardian
“Naomi Klein's No Logo, Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, The Silent Takeover by Noreena Hertz and now Bove's book are the bibles of the anti-capitalist movement.”
Independent
“In tune with the movement for which it will become a core text.”
Sunday Times
“The peasant leader regarded as a hero in the battle to save France from fast food and free trade is bringing his revolt across the channel to protest against the 'perversion' of British agricultural policy.”
Food Magazine
“... a call to action, and a timely reminder of the principle: 'Think globally, act locally.'”
New Statesman
“A vivid testament to the extraordinary potential when local communities, heroic direct actionists and employees come together in creative alliances against corporate power.”
clamor magazine
“... an engaging account of two twentieth-century heroes who, in their fight for sustainable agriculture, have embraced the larger vision for a more just, healthy, and harmonic global community.”
Socialist Review
“It is refreshing to read informed argument by people who are both left wing and who, as working farmers, know what they are talking about.”
Red Pepper
“Critics frequently accuse the opponents of economic globalization of not presenting any alternative ... The World is Not for Sale couldn't prove them more wrong.”
Clamor Magazine
... an engaging account of two twentieth-century heroes who, in their fight for sustainable agriculture, have embraced the larger vision for a more just, healthy, and harmonic global community.
From the Publisher
“Today McDonald’s, tomorrow the world.”—Times

“Naomi Klein’s No Logo, Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, The Silent Takeover by Noreena Hertz and now Bove’s book are the bibles of the anti-capitalist movement.”—Guardian

“Critics frequently accuse the opponents of economic globalization of not presenting any alternative ... The World is Not for Sale couldn’t prove them more wrong.”—Red Pepper

“In tune with the movement for which it will become a core text.”—Independent

“The peasant leader regarded as a hero in the battle to save France from fast food and free trade is bringing his revolt across the channel to protest against the ‘perversion’ of British agricultural policy.”—Sunday Times

“... a call to action, and a timely reminder of the principle: ‘Think globally, act locally.’”—Food Magazine

“A vivid testament to the extraordinary potential when local communities, heroic direct actionists and employees come together in creative alliances against corporate power.”—New Statesman

“... an engaging account of two twentieth-century heroes who, in their fight for sustainable agriculture, have embraced the larger vision for a more just, healthy, and harmonic global community.”—clamor magazine

“It is refreshing to read informed argument by people who are both left wing and who, as working farmers, know what they are talking about.”—Socialist Review

Guardian
No Logo, Fast Food Nation, The Silent Takeover and now Bové's book are the bibles of the anti-capitalist movement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859844052
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 10/4/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Nation Institute and author of The Shock Doctrine.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface ix
List of abbreviations xiii
Part 1 Two Fighting Farmers
1 McDonald's: Bove's Story 3
2 McDonald's: Dufour's Story 19
3 Jose and Francois: Thirty Years Preparing the Ground 32
Part 2 The Damaging Effects of Intensive Farming
4 The Beginnings of Junk Food 53
5 Farming Against Nature 78
6 The Factory Farm 106
Part 3 We can Change the World
7 Sharing the Land 123
8 Freedom from 'Free Trade' 145
Postscript: Seattle-on-Tarn 171
Appendices
Appendix 1 From social protest to a critique of society: some key dates in the history of the Farmers' Confederation 197
Appendix 2 The Charter for Sustainable Farming: farming that respects the farmer and meets the needs of society 202
Appendix 3 Useful addresses 205
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