Thursday, January 7, 2010
January 7, 2010: Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice
In their new book, Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice, co-authors Eric Holt-Giminez and Raj Patel dissect what they call "the corporate assault" on the right to food. They do so at a time when a billion people are going hungry in the world, 50 million of them in the US. The book’s mission is to tell the real story behind the world food crisis and end the injustices that cause hunger. Food Rebellions documents the policies that have lead to food injustice as well as the multiple ways people the world over are actively building alternative food systems to protect their land, water, seeds and livelihoods. Holt-Gimenez is Executive Director of one of the country’s most established food think tanks, the Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. He was in Seattle for a recent Food Justice and Fair Trade Summitt.
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