Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food

Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food

by Timothy A. Wise


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620974223
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 819,645
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Timothy A. Wise is a senior researcher at the Small Planet Institute, where he directs the Land and Food Rights Program. He is also a senior research fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, where he founded and directed its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. He previously served as executive director of the U.S.-based aid agency Grassroots International. He is the author of Confronting Globalization:Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

1 Introduction 1

Part I Into Africa: The New Colonialism 11

2 The Malawi Miracle and the Limits of Africa's Green Revolution 15

3 The Rise and Fail of the Largest Land Grab in Africa 49

4 Land-Poor Farmers in a Land-Rich Country: Zambia's Maize Paradox 83

Part II The Roots of Our Problems 111

5 Iowa and the Cornification of the United States 115

6 Fueling the Food Crisis 149

7 Monsanto invades Corn's Garden of Eden in Mexico 175

Part III Trading Away the Right to Food 207

8 NAFTA's Assault on Mexico's Family Farmers 211

9 Trading in Hypocrisy: India vs. World Trade Organization 241

10 Conclusion: The Battle for the Future of Food 269

Acknowledgments 279

Notes 283

Index 313

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