No-Nonsense Guide to World Food, 2nd Edition

No-Nonsense Guide to World Food, 2nd Edition

By Wayne Roberts





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In this updated edition of The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food Wayne Roberts puts under the microscope a global food system that is under strain from climate change and from economic disaster. He shows how a world food system based on supermarkets and agribusiness corporations is unsustainable and looks at new models of producing healthy food from all over the world.

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Roberts actually has performed a small miracle by achieving the incredibly ambitious goal of providing–in a tidy 184 pages–a no nonsense guide to world food.

Joan Baxter,

What… A book on world hunger you just can’t put down? Yes, it’s true. Here it is – filled with mind-expanding surprises, startling insights, and personal stories that make you want more. They make you want to do more, not from guilt but from the passion of Wayne Roberts that is utterly contagious. I love this book.

– Frances More Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet, founder of Food First

For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.

– Howard Zinn, social activist and author of a A People’s History of America

A splendid new series of pocketable guides to issue politics…rigorously clear.

The Guardian, London, U.K.

The No-Nonsense Guides target those topics that a large army of voters cares about, but that politicos evade.

The Independent, London, U.K.


Foreword by Raj Patel
Chapter 1 Introducing the Food System
Chapter 2 Brave New Food
Chapter 3 The High Cost of Cheap Food
Chapter 4 A Tale of Two Worlds: Understanding Food Sovereignty
Chapter 5 Bread and Roses: Overcoming Hunger
Chapter 6 Seeds of Hope: The Rise of the Food Movement
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