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- Melville House 2012; US$ 19.95
Completely updated and revised edition of one of the most widely-praised food books of recent years. It?s a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight. To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 19.95
How can starving people also be obese? Why does everything have soy in it? How do petrochemicals and biofuels control the price of food? It's a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before (800 million) while there are also more people overweight (1 billion). To find out how we got to this point and what... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 14.99
As retirement funds shrink, savings disappear and houses are foreclosed on, now is a good time to ask a question for which every human civilization has had an answer: why do things cost what they do? The Value of Nothing tracks down the reasons through history, philosophy, neuroscience and sociology, showing why prices are always at odds with the... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
At no other time in history have people in wealthy countries had so much choice and so much abundance in what to eat. But in countries locked in a vicious cycle of poverty, there is no choice. There is no food. Raj Patel shows us that these two extremes are deeply and inextricably linked. In Stuffed and Starved , he asks us to think about the way... more...
- Granta Publications 2009; US$ 12.51
?Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.? Credit has crunched, debt has turned toxic, the gears of the world economy have ground to a halt. Yet despite its failures, the same market-driven ideas are being applied to everything from famine to climate change. We need to ask again one of the most fundamental questions a... more...
- Granta Publications 2013; US$ 13.32
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... more...
- Food First Books 2012; US$ 11.99
Today there are over a billion hungry people on the planet, more than ever before in history. While the global food crisis dropped out of the news in 2008, it returned in 2011 (and is threatening us again in 2012) and remains a painful reality for the world's poor and underserved. Why, in a time of record harvests, are a record number of people going... more...
- Food First Books 2011; US$ 12.99
Food Movements Unite! Strategies to transform our food systems The present corporate food regime dominating the planet?s food systems is environmentally destructive, financially volatile and socially unjust. Though the regime?s contributions to the planet?s four-fold food-fuel-finance and climate crises are well documented, the ?solutions? advanced... more...