Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/05/16/Raj_Patel_Discusses_Stuffed_and_Starved
Author and activist Raj Patel discusses the economic and environmental impacts of widespread global soy production.
Raj Patel discusses Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.
Half the world is malnourished, the other half obeseboth symptoms of the corporate food monopoly. To show how a few powerful distributors control the health of the entire world, Raj Patel conducts a global investigation. What he uncovers is shockingthe real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa, an epidemic of farmer suicides, and the false choices and conveniences in supermarkets. Yet he also finds hopein international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable, and joyful food system. From seed to store to plate, Stuffed and Starved explains the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance – Cody’s Books
Raj Patel received his PhD in Sociology from Cornell University and has worked at the World Bank, World Trade Organization, and the United Nations. He is a writer and activist concerned with land reform politics, development studies, and food sovereignty. He authored Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.