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Author Patel, Raj.

Title Stuffed and starved : markets, powers and the hidden battle for the world food system / Raj Patel
Edition First Australian edition
Published Melbourne : Schwartz Publishing, 2007


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 W'BOOL  338.19 Pat/Sas  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 438 pages ; 24 cm
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
Notes First published: Great Britian, Portobello Books, 2007
Bibliography Includes index and bibliographical references
Notes Originally published Great Britian, Portobello Books, 2007
Subject Food supply.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects.
Agriculture -- Social aspects.
Food industry and trade.
Food -- Marketing.
Food habits.
Food crops.
ISBN 9781863953986 paperback
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