In this completely revised and updated edition of the most authoritative text on world hunger, three of our foremost experts on food and agriculture expose 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 (known colloquially as Food First), the authors 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. Written in a straightforward, easy-to-read style, World Hunger: Twelve Myths shakes many tenaciously held beliefs; most importantly, it convinces readers that by standing together with the hungry we can advance not only huminatarian interests but our own well-being.
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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.
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.