Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade

Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade

by John Madeley


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John Madeley shows that the food imports of many developing countries are rising sharply while their food exports are not. He argues there is a contradiction between Western governments' rhetoric on reducing world poverty and their pursuit of more trade liberalization--against the wishes of most of the world. Food security affects us all. There is no more important issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856498654
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Madeley is the author of Big Business, Poor Peoples: The Impact of Transnational Corporations on the World's Poor.

Table of Contents

1. Seattle 1999
2. Food security: the causes of insecurity
3. Trade liberalization
4. International organisations and policies affecting trade and food security
5. Trade liberalization and food security - the evidence
6. Corporate-managed trade: Patents
7. Corporate managed trade: Genetically modified foods
8. Putting food security into trade: NGOs speak
9. Conclusion: food security with less trade?

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'A timely and important resource for the growing debate on trade and agriculture and the review of the WTO rules that promote trade at the cost of livelihood and food security. John Madeley combines the perspectives of people in the south and north to create another agenda for food based on justice and human rights.' - Vandana Shiva'A unique overview of how new trade rules governing intellectual property rights and agriculture have damaged the sector most vital to developing countries' future.' - Sophia Murphy, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis'For years, rich and poor citizens have been told that so-called free trade is the answer to their food needs. John Madeley's book is a marvellous riposte.' - Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Thames Valley University'John Madeley has spent his life advocating the cause of farmers in the poorer countries?. His ability to research complex issues and explain in simple terms how they are damaging the poor is astounding.' - John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich