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Author Bové, José, 1953-

Title The world is not for sale : farmers against junk food / José Bové and François Dufour ; interviewed by Gilles Luneau ; translated by Anna de Casparis ; [with a foreword by Naomi Klein]
Published London ; New York : Verso, 2001

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Description xv, 206 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "The small town of Millau in south-west France was recently the scene of an extraordinary protest. Responding to America's hike of import duties on the locally produced Roquefort cheese, an angry group of local farmers marched to the the site of a McDonald's fast food restaurant, then under construction, and dismantled it. They piled the building on the back of their tractors and drove it through the town in front of cheering supporters. The protest made front-page news around the world as the latest indication of burgeoning public concern about the growth of junk food and the agribusiness it depends on."
"Leading the protest in Millau was a local sheep farmer, Jose Bove, who has emerged as a charismatic and eloquent spokesman for the movement. In this lively and hard-hitting book, Bove, together with the General Secretary of the French Farmers' Confederation, Francois Dufour, recounts the dramatic events of the demonstration and Bove's subsequent imprisonment. They examine the issues behind the campaign, the industrialization of agriculture in a global economy, the massive environmental damages this is wreaking and the tasteless, unhealthly food that results. Bove and Dufour prosposes an alliance of farmers, consumers and ecologists to promote public awareness of these issues. They launched their campaign to enthusiastic support at the WTO protests in Seattle."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: Paris: Editions La Découverte & Syros, 2000
Originally published Paris : La Découverte, 2000
Translation of: Le monde n'est pas une marchandise
Subject Bové, José, 1953- -- Interviews.
Dufour, François -- Interviews.
Peasants -- Political activity -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Peasants -- France -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Food industry and trade -- Political aspects -- France.
Food industry and trade -- Economic aspects -- France.
Agriculture and state -- France.
France -- Rural conditions.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Author Luneau, Gilles.
Dufour, François.
LC no. 2001523778
ISBN 1859846149
Other Titles Monde n'est pas une marchandise. English