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.
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.
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|
|Contacts and resources|