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Betting on Famine



Автор: Jean Ziegler


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Few know that world hunger was very nearly eradicated in our lifetimes.

In the past five years, however, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, and chronic hunger is a major issue on every continent.

In an extensive investigation of this disturbing shift, Jean Zieglerone of the worlds leading food expertslays out in clear and accessible terms the complex global causes of the new hunger crisis.

Zieglers wide-ranging and fascinating examination focuses on how the new sustainable revolution in energy production has diverted millions of acres of corn, soy, wheat, and other grain crops from food to fuel.

The results, he shows, have been sudden and startling, with declining food reserves sending prices to record highs and a new global commodities market in ethanol and other biofuels gobbling up arable lands in nearly every continent on earth.

Like Raj Patels pathbreaking Stuffed and Starved, Betting on Famine will enlighten the millions of Americans concerned about the politics of food at homeand about the forces that prevent us from feeding the worlds children.



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