Stuffed and Starved

Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System

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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, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/05/13
* 象牙塔白領階級技術官僚的理論和真實世界不同, 很多時候, 政府告訴你這樣那樣會為我們帶來什麼好處, 其實不然 * 這世上有8億人吃不飽, 卻有10億人超重 * 糧食不僅是食物, 更是戰略武器. 台灣的糧食自給率不高, 所以, 要癱渙台灣也不難, 大家聯合起來搞糧食禁運, 就可以餓死不少人了
Ha scritto il 09/02/11
Starved by the book. Stuffed by the references?
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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/06/09
strident, not so convincing
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

Ha scritto il Jan 24, 2011, 17:14
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Ha scritto il Jan 20, 2011, 16:43
65 Wikipedia gives a fine thought experiment to understand how petrodollars gave the US a free ride in the 1970: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrodollar_recycling, version dated 29 May 2006.
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