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Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food

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This subject is as big as they come: the world's food supply.

Written for a popular audience, Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent food shortages and price spikes - what the media has labelled a 'world food crisis'. As the tectonic plates of the world food system shift, forces are being unleashed that threat
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ebook, 394 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Profile Books(GB) (first published March 1st 2013)
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Tim Pendry
This is a very solid and informative account of the global food system, marred only by an occasional tendency to speculation and the odd bit of indulgence in what might be called 'apocalypse porn'.

One suspects that the book was partly guided in this respect by the needs of the marketing department of the publisher and by the somewhat excitable atmosphere to be found amongst NGO activists.

But the claim of an 'unleashing' of 'dangerous forces' by 'turmoil' on the blurb, the occasionally excessive
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Stephen
Jan 23, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing
Excellent book bringing together the key strands of the global food system. Packed full of relevant facts, explanations and examples. The first book I've read on the topic, it seems to be relatively non-idealogical. The solutions proposed to the challenges at the end of the book are a little short on specifics but it probably couldn't be any other way....hard to solve global food crisis in a single chapter.
Senake Atureliya
Jun 06, 2013 Senake Atureliya rated it really liked it
A great book, well researched and written. It offers solutions and explains the complex interdependencies in the global food supply chain. Definitely worth a read.
Ben
May 31, 2015 Ben rated it liked it
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Paul McMahon (Author)
'Feeding Frenzy' is one of those books that makes you think about something we all take for granted, food. It looks at the political system that keeps food production at the level it is now, and how the system needs to be changed and adapted to cope with the ever-increasing population.

Paul McMahon has obviously put a lot of work and effort into this exhaustively researched book, which contains educational facts but still comes across in a way that anyone with a
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Shaun
Aug 02, 2014 Shaun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As good as any non-fiction book I've read and far less doomy n gloomy than I was expecting. Opened my eyes in many ways on a topic I thought I had a good handle on. Well set out, well written, straightforward and convincingly reassuring account of a complex and concerning issue.
Simon Bager
Oct 17, 2015 Simon Bager rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well researched and with lots of good points. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the global food security debate.
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