Enough : Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty

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This is a powerful indictment of the economic, political and social dynamics that perpetuate famine - and a powerful call for change - by a renowned "Wall Street Journal" team. For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the 'Green Revolution' succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. More than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition and related diseases every year - most of them in Africa and most of them children. More die of hunger in Africa than from AIDS and malaria combined. Now, an impending global food crisis threatens to make things worse. In the West we think of famine as a natural disaster, brought about by drought; or as the legacy of brutal dictators. But in this powerful investigative narrative, Thurow and Kilman show exactly how, in the past few decades, British, American and European policies conspire to keep Africa hungry and unable to feed itself. As a new generation of activists work to keep famine from spreading, "Enough" is essential reading on a humanitarian issue of utmost urgency.show more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, map.
  • 1586485113
  • 9781586485115
  • 929,880

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"How in a world of plenty can people be left to starve? We think, 'It's just the way of the world.' But if it is the way of the world, we must overthrow the way of the world. Enough is enough!" --Bono"show more

About Scott Kilman

Roger Thurow has been a Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent for twenty years, and has reported from more than sixty countries, including two dozen in Africa. Scott Kilman has been the Journal's leading agricultural reporter. Thurow and Kilman have teamed up to produce a stream of front page stories in the Journal that have broken new ground in our understanding of famine and food aid. Their stories on three 2003 famines were a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.show more

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