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Feeding the few

"This study is an attempt to place issues concerning food and agricultural commodities in the context of changing world economic relationships... The study is intended to suggest a critical perspective and perhaps some new tools for analysis of the ongoing takeover of Third World food systems, designed in the image of the developed countries and for their benefit.""This study is a contribution to the Transnational Institute's International Economic Order Project directed by Howard M. Wachtel.The first part deals with what the Third World is asking for; the second with what, in my view, it is actually getting. As one discussion after another on agricultural raw materials ends in stalemate, new kinds of food systems are meanwhile introduced in underdeveloped countries by the powerful nations of the North, led by the USA..."
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Ill Fares the Land: Essays on Food, Hunger and Power

"The pieces collected here...examine questions of power. Some fit into the ‘food systems and hunger’ category , others are more concerned with how we think about food systems and hunger. Control over the world food system implies control over technology and ideology, scholarship and culture as well. Such areas are not peripheral to the horrors of hunger.""The pieces collected here...examine questions of power. Some fit into the ‘food systems and hunger’ category , others are more concerned with how we think about food systems and hunger. All deal with the means by which some groups gain authority and ascendancy over others. Control over the world food system implies control over technology and ideology, scholarship and culture as well. Such areas are not peripheral to the horrors of hunger."
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