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

By: Patel, Raj.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., 2012Edition: 2nd ed.Description: ix, 418 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781612191270 (pbk.).Subject(s): Food supply | Food industry and trade | Poverty | Agriculture -- Economic aspects | Agriculture -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 338.19 PAT
Contents:
1. Introduction 2. A rural autopsy 3. You have become Mexican 4. 'Just a cry for bread' 5. The customer is our enemy: a brief introduction to food system business 6. Better living through chemistry 7. Glycine rex 8. Checking out of supermarkets 9. Chosen by bunnies 10. Conclusion.
Summary: Here's a book that takes Jamie's Dinners, Supersize Me, mangoes in the Arctic Circle and McFatties, and puts them in a blender to make an intoxicating cocktail. Stuffed and Starved takes us into the supermarket aisles and reveals the stories behind the products in our trolleys, some of them very dark indeed. Raj Patel's definitive account of the global food system ranges across GM crops, history and export issues, rising levels of obesity and other health crises. It's a mad world where we encounter Coca Cola "cosmeceuticals" that promise to improve complexion and breast size, where Nestlé owns Jenny Craig - and Unilever, home of Ben and Jerry's icecream, owns Slimfast. It is also a positive story of resistance in the paddy fields of India, the maize ejidos of Mexico and the Italian Slow Food kitchens, to name but a few. This is a groundbreaking look and the people and products of the New Food Order.
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"Revised and expanded edition"--Cover.

First edition published in 2007 by Portobello Books, Great Britain.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-402) and index.

1. Introduction
2. A rural autopsy
3. You have become Mexican
4. 'Just a cry for bread'
5. The customer is our enemy: a brief introduction to food system business
6. Better living through chemistry
7. Glycine rex
8. Checking out of supermarkets
9. Chosen by bunnies
10. Conclusion.

Here's a book that takes Jamie's Dinners, Supersize Me, mangoes in the Arctic Circle and McFatties, and puts them in a blender to make an intoxicating cocktail. Stuffed and Starved takes us into the supermarket aisles and reveals the stories behind the products in our trolleys, some of them very dark indeed. Raj Patel's definitive account of the global food system ranges across GM crops, history and export issues, rising levels of obesity and other health crises. It's a mad world where we encounter Coca Cola "cosmeceuticals" that promise to improve complexion and breast size, where Nestlé owns Jenny Craig - and Unilever, home of Ben and Jerry's icecream, owns Slimfast. It is also a positive story of resistance in the paddy fields of India, the maize ejidos of Mexico and the Italian Slow Food kitchens, to name but a few. This is a groundbreaking look and the people and products of the New Food Order.

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