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The Global Food Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming

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This book sets out some answers to the question: how can we build an ecologically sustainable and humane system of food production and distribution? The modern food economy is a paradox. Surplus 'food mountains' sit alongside global malnutrition and the developed world subsidizes its own agriculture while pressurizing the developing world to liberalize at all costs. Export ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Zed Books
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unperspicacious
Jun 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I got wind of this book through a previous reading (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...). Tony Weis has very much placed himself in a school of thought next to Harriet Friedmann and Philip McMichael - all broadly on the left in one way or another...

The book is a cracker of an introduction to the international political economy of food, and then some. Its great strength lies in the attempt to weave both a very large body of (leftist) academic literature together with an accessible perspectiv
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Sarah
Nov 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Read it to gain some info for my research paper- it was a pretty decent book that summarized and expanded upon some ideas and historical events that were mentioned in my global studies textbook. It was a fairly easy read, though it might not be for someone who is just being introduced to the topic of globalization and food security/inequalities.
Willy Miller
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Boring and riddled with typos. You can get the information he is presenting in a myriad of other books. The only reason it doesn't get a 1 star is because the information he is presenting is important.
Rachael Hassan
Sep 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uni
Gonna be dipping into this in the future I reckon, dead good. (Even if my reviews aren't).
Hüseyin Ergun
Feb 26, 2013 is currently reading it
I didn't finish it yet but It is a problem that there is not a theoretical background on this book
Some Marxist ideas but they are not well supported...
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