Synopses & Reviews
From best-selling authors Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins comes the 21st centurys definitive book on world hunger. Driven by the question, "Why hunger despite an abundance of food?" Lappé and Collins refute the myths that prevent us from addressing the root causes of hunger across the globe. World Hunger: Ten Myths
draws on extensive new research to offer fresh, often startling, insights about tough questionsfrom climate change and population growth to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the role of U.S. foreign aid, and more.
Brimming with little-known but life-changing examples of solutions to hunger worldwide, this myth-busting book argues that sustainable agriculture can feed the world, that we can end nutritional deprivation affecting one-quarter of the worlds people, and that most in the Global North have more in common with hungry people than they thought. For novices and scholars alike, World Hunger: Ten Myths will inspire a whole new generation of hunger-fighters.
addresses problems of enormous human significance with valuable and often surprising information, much insight, sound common sense, and fundamental decency. It should become not only a book for study, but a guide to action.”Noam Chomsky
Like its predecessors, this brilliant book distills the truth about the state of global hunger so accessibly and urgently, that youre left not just wiser, but armed and ready for the fight to make the world better.”Raj Patel, author Stuffed and Starved; fellow at Food First; research professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
A must-read from the worlds most trustworthy guides to how we can end hunger. With great clarity, Lappé and Collins not only discredit widespread misconceptions but provide persuasive evidence of whats needed to meet the challenge.”Hilal Elver, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food