Stuffed and starved : the hidden battle for the world food system / Raj Patel

Author(s): Patel, Rajeev Charles
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Subjects: Food supply
Food industry and trade
Poverty
Agriculture--Economic aspects
Agriculture--Social aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., 2008
LC Classification: H, HD
Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 1
2. A Rural Autopsy 21
3. You Have Become Mexican 47
4. 'Just a Cry for Bread' 75
5. The Customer is Our Enemy: A Brief Introduction to Food System Business 99
6. Better Living through Chemistry 119
7. Glycine Rex 165
8. Checking out of Supermarkets 215
9. Chosen by Bunnies 253
10. Conclusion 293
Notes 321
References 349
Acknowledgements 383
Permissions 389
Index 391
Notes: LCCN: 2008008753
ISBN: 9781933633497
ISBN: 1933633492
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-381) and index
Originally published: London : Portobello, 2007
Contents: 1. Introduction -- Our big fat contradiction -- Arcadia lost -- About Joe -- An hourglass figure -- Ways of being free -- The menu of chapters -- 2. A rural autopsy -- And on that farm he had a wife -- Crooked fictions -- Debtward ho -- After despair -- Did the WTO kill Lee Kyung Hae? -- Some farmers are pushed -- But where does it stop? -- 3. You have become Mexican -- NAFTA and after -- Corn for the rich men only -- Once were farmers -- Beyond a border -- The wrong explanation -- Bringing agriculture to the City of Angels -- Lee again -- 4. 'Just a cry for bread' -- A secret history of refreshment -- Rhodes' conundrum -- The cold war for food -- After food aid -- The World Trade Organization -- 5. The customer is our enemy : a brief introduction to food system business -- Permanent Banana Republic : the United Fruit Company -- Varieties of consolidation -- The market for political favour -- Dwayne Andreas and the currying of national interest -- 6. Better living through chemistry -- The knowledge and the initiative -- Who knows what -- Corporations address the needs of the poor -- I'd like to thank the Academy -- For Africa! -- Making up Makhathini -- Better through living chemistry -- 7. Glycine rex -- Secret ingredient -- A whole hill of beans -- Learning the soy samba -- The perfect storm -- Blairo Maggi, poster soy -- The view from afar -- The perils of national development -- The world's most important social movement -- Brining it home -- 8. Checking out of supermarkets -- The self-serving store -- Almost Orwell -- 666 and all that -- Discipline in the aisles -- Wal-Mart -- Supply chain-gangs -- The contradictions of convenience -- Every cloud has a redlining -- Shelves of love -- In the garden of the Black Panthers -- 9. Chosen by bunnies -- On places and taste and food -- Food is from Mars -- Wheat is murder -- Hooked on TV dinners -- The now of chow -- War on the obese -- Feeling the burn -- Your pace or mine? -- Anti-malbouffe -- 10. Conclusion -- Inside the hourglass -- It's just we, ourselves and us -- Follow the leader
Physical Description: ix, 398 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
OCLC Number: 182529373
ISBN/ISSN: 9781933633497
1933633492

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