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Betting on famine [electronic resource] : Why the World Still Goes Hungry. Jean Ziegler.

Ziegler, Jean. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781595588616 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Few know that world hunger was very nearly eradicated in our lifetimes. In the past five years, however, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, with many leading analysts pointing fingers at a single culprit: the new global market in biofuels.In a startling investigation of “green gone wrong,” Jean Ziegler—one of the world’s leading food experts—lays out in clear and accessible terms how the new sustainable revolution in energy production has diverted millions of acres of corn, soy, wheat, and other grain crops from food to fuel. The results, he shows, have been sudden and startling, with declining food reserves sending prices to record highs and a new global commodities market in ethanol and other biofuels gobbling up arable lands in nearly every continent on earth.Betting on Famine will enlighten the millions of Americans concerned about the politics of food at home and about curbing the power of the corporations that...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : The New Press, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2376 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1047 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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