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Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

by: Raj Patel

Publisher: Melville House Publishing (2007)


Staff Pick by comrade: AK

Having worked for the World Bank and the UN, Raj Patel has an insiders perspective on the politics of food and global trade. The stories and facts that he brings to light are at once horrifying and fascinating from the strangling of rural areas the world over to the absurdity of all of our 'choices' in modern consumer society. This book is essential to understand our fucked up world.