World Hunger: Twelve Myths

World Hunger: Twelve Myths

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by Frances Moore Lappe, Joseph Collins, Peter Rosset, Luis Esparza
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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Second edition of a text first published in 1986. It draws on research of the Institute for Food and Development Policy to examine the policies and politics that have kept people from feeding themselves in third- and first-world countries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780802135919
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.81(d)

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Noam Chomsky
World Hunger addresses problems of enormous human significance with valuable and often surprising information, much insight, sound common sense, and fundamental decency. It should become not only a book for study, but a guide to action.
Barry Commoner
A marvelously lucid message: the most important cause of death and disease is hunger; the remedy is food; the remedy exists. Their message swiftly demolishes the myths and powerfully arms us for the political task of ending huner, here and throughout the world.

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World Hunger: Twelve Myths 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I encountered this book it indelibly altered the course of my life. This book completely changed the way I framed my understanding of global politics, inequality, and poverty. Its written in a refreshingly straight forward and honest manner that is easy to read even to the unseasoned "political" reader. I have gone through my copy at least five times and use it as the basis of much of my current research. I would recommend this book to anyone who believes in the dignity of humanity but is sometimes overwhelmed or discouraged by the enormity of the inequality in today's world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives deep insight to the myths of hunger. Here we are thinking that there is just a lack of food, when food is abundant and humans are the most liable cause. World Hunger is a must-have book for those with questions regarding world hunger!