We have so much choice over what we eat today because rural communities the world over have had their choices taken away. To understand how our supermarket shopping makes us complicit in a system that routinely denies freedom to the world's poorest, ...
and how we ourselves are poisoned by these choices, we need to think about the way our food comes to us. "Stuffed and Starved" takes a long and wide view of food production, to show how we all suffer the consequences of a food system cooked to a corporate recipe. This is also the story of the fight against the unthinking commerce that brings it to us. In the wrecked paddy fields of India, in the soy deserts of Brazil, in the maize ejidos of Mexico, the supermarket aisles of California, French McDonald's and Italian kitchens, there's a worldwide resistance against unhealthy control of the food system.
300+ pages for an extensive but skin-deep overview of the many dark sides - and few bright spots - of the global food system. For example, Fair Trade is mentioned once just 8 pages before the end of the book, and first approved, then criticized in
..." less than half a page. This book really raised my appetite for more information about food and agribusiness, but left me hungry for the answers. For that, it provides nearly 100 pages of notes and references for further reading. I'll go stuff my wishlist with recommended food for the brain - I hope it'll be good.Continua...Nascondi
Oscillates between anedoct and statistics. To convince us that GMO cotton is bad for farmers, he tells us the story of how bad it was for one specific group of farmers in Africa. What is more, he does not provide us with a credible alternative. It
..."ive. It fashionably badmouths the green revolution.Continua...Nascondi