Stuffed And Starved

Stuffed And Starved

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We have so much choice over what we eat today because rural communities all over the world have had their choices taken away. To understand how our supermarket shopping makes us complicit in a system that routinely denies freedom to the world's poorest, and how we ourselves are poisoned by these choices, we need to think about the way our food comes to us. Stuffed and Starved takes a long and wide view of food production, to show how we all suffer the consequences of a food system cooked to a corporate recipe. This is also the story of the fight against the unthinking commerce that brings it to us. In the wrecked paddy fields of India, in the soy deserts of Brazil, in the maize ejidos of Mexico, the supermarket aisles of California, French McDonald's and Italian kitchens, there's a worldwide resistance against unhealthy control of the food system.It is absurd to ask a crop to solve the problems of income and food distribution, of course. But since ... In2010 theEPAfined MonsantoUS$2.5 million for selling Bt Cottonseeds in counties in Texas whereit wasrestricted in orderto prevent insencts from ... These trials evaluated GM crops on the terrain on which the manufacturers feltthey were strongest a€“the claim that GMcrops are better for the environment.

Title:Stuffed And Starved
Author:Raj Patel
Publisher:Portobello Books - 2013-01-03


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