The Food Wars

The Food Wars

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This 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 15.24mm | 113.4g
  • Verso Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original
  • 1844673316
  • 9781844673315
  • 136,197

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"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"
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About Walden Bello

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.
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