World Hunger explores the nature and extent of contemporary world hunger, explaining why hunger still persists while agricultural production increases and genetic engineering revolutionises food production and distribution. Numerous case studies, drawn from the North and South, illustrate the diversity of diets in the world and the connections between the global and local. Globalisation and access to food in the global supermarket is examined.
Explaining the essential political character of hunger, the author exposes popular myths and identifies positive changes where prevailing inequalities and ideologies are challenged and it becomes possible to envisage a world where hunger is history.
'This well-illustrated, persuasively argued volume in the Routledge Introductions to Development series is highly recommended for classroom use or for individual study about the causes of and cures for world hunger.' - World Views, Oct 98
'This book is aimed at students, practitioners and the general public. It is not a scholarly text with a main thesis, but it covers a wide range of material and presents it in an accessible way.' - Times Higher Education