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Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance, and Renewal

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The failures of "free-market" capitalism are perhaps nowhere more evident than in the production and distribution of food. Although modern human societies have attained unprecedented levels of wealth, a significant amount of the world's population continues to suffer from hunger or food insecurity on a daily basis. In Agriculture and Food in Crisis, Fred Magdoff and Brian

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Paperback, 348 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Monthly Review Press (first published 2010)
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OK, finally, this is the book I will be pushing on my friends and passing off after inquiries into "What do you do?" or "why?" It covers an explanation the financial and food crises and a historical overview of how peasant agriculture got all tied up in the global trade and finance systems; some pointed case studies on issue like land reform and biofuels; and most importantly, a serious inquiry into social movements for food sovereignty and the science of agro-ecology as practical, effective, an ...more
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