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The Resource The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the 21st century, David Rieff

The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the 21st century, David Rieff

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The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the 21st century
Title
The reproach of hunger
Title remainder
food, justice, and money in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
David Rieff
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a groundbreaking book, based on six years of on the ground reporting, expert David Rieff offers a masterly review about whether ending extreme poverty and widespread hunger is within our reach as increasingly promised. Can we provide enough food for 9 billion (2 billion more than today) in 2050, especially the bottom poorest in the Global South? Some of the most brilliant scientists, world politicians, and aid and development persons forecast an end to the crisis of massive malnutrition in the next decades. However, food rights campaigners (many associated with green parties in both the rich and poor world) and traditional farming advocates reject the intervention of technology, biotech solutions, and agribusiness. Many economists predict that with the right policies, poverty in Africa can end in twenty years. Philanthrocapitalists Bill Gates and Warren Buffett spend billions on technology to solve the problem, relying on technology. Rieff, who has been studying and reporting on humanitarian aid and development for thirty years, puts the claims of both sides under a microscope and asks if any one of these efforts will solve the crisis. He cites climate change, unstable governments that receive aid, the cozy relationship between the philanthropic sector and agricultural giants like Monsanto and Syngenta, that are often glossed over
Summary
Based on meticulous research and on-the-ground reporting, an expert in the field explores whether ending extreme poverty and widespread hunger is within our reach as increasingly promised, revealing the issues that hinder this mission that are often glossed over
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Writing style
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10449398
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DLC
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Rieff, David
Dewey number
363.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Food supply
  • Hunger
  • Social justice
  • Money
  • Food supply
  • Hunger
  • Money
  • Social justice
Target audience
adult
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food, justice, and money in the 21st century
Label
The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the 21st century, David Rieff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A better world finally within reach? -- The wages of optimism -- Malthus only needs to be wrong once -- The food crisis of 2007-2008 : a turning point? -- The global food system and its critics -- Promises to the poor -- Cassandra and doctor pangloss -- Is reforming the system enough? -- The case for optimism -- Science to the rescue? -- Falling in love with the private sector -- Philanthrocapitalism: a [self] love story -- The end of hunger? -- "fertilizing the land with money" -- Optimism as moral victory, pessimism as moral affront -- Doing everything to end hunger except think politically -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn905521034
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxviii, 402 pages
Isbn
9781439123874
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905521034
Label
The reproach of hunger : food, justice, and money in the 21st century, David Rieff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A better world finally within reach? -- The wages of optimism -- Malthus only needs to be wrong once -- The food crisis of 2007-2008 : a turning point? -- The global food system and its critics -- Promises to the poor -- Cassandra and doctor pangloss -- Is reforming the system enough? -- The case for optimism -- Science to the rescue? -- Falling in love with the private sector -- Philanthrocapitalism: a [self] love story -- The end of hunger? -- "fertilizing the land with money" -- Optimism as moral victory, pessimism as moral affront -- Doing everything to end hunger except think politically -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn905521034
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxviii, 402 pages
Isbn
9781439123874
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905521034

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