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    DescriptionThis book offers a critical analysis of how the West created the global food crisis. The hike in global food prices has pushed hundreds of millions more people into poverty, and sparked riots and protests in the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Walden Bello, the leading writer and activist on the global South, provides a penetrating analysis of the various causes: not just the rise in energy costs, but also the IMF and WTO-led restructuring of the worldwide agricultural system. Charting the evolution of the current crisis, Bello also offers a way forward: the principle of food sovereignty, allowing the developing world to protect and sustain a diverse range of crops. "The Food Wars" is an impassioned, informed and constructive account of a critical turning point in the system of global trade.


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    Title
    The Food Wars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walden Bello
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844673315
    ISBN 10: 1844673316
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    BIC subject category V2: JPQB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: KCL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: POL023000, BUS070010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338.19
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HD9000.6 .B35 2009
    Thema V1.0: JPQB, KCL
    Edition statement
    Original
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    25 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    WALDEN BELLO is a political activist and Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University and at the University of the Philippines in Manila. He is also the founding Director of Focus on the Global South, a policy research institute based in Bangkok. In March 2008 he was named Outstanding Public Scholar for 2008 by the International Studies Association.
    Review quote
    "Walden Bello is the world's leading no-nonsense revolutionary." Naomi Klein "An authentic hero of the global justice movement... throughtful, trenchant, and constructive." Susan George "Walden Bello is the world's best guide to American exploitation of the globe's poor and defenceless... He directly challenges the propaganda and the policies of the Washington establishment with an analysis that is both original and persuasive." Chalmers Johnson"