The food wars

| March 11, 2011

Title: The food wars

Author: Walden Bello

Publisher: London : Verso, 2009

Check it Out.: HD9000.6 .B35 2009

From the Publisher:

Violent protests across the global South, in response to rocketing food prices from 2006 to 2008, highlighted an intrinsic flaw in the modern system of world trade—one that poses a serious threat to regional and international stability. In The Food Wars, Walden Bello traces the evolution of this crisis, examining its eruption in Mexico, Africa, the Philippines and China. His analysis identifies the explosive interrelated effects of the spread of US-led capitalist industrial agriculture; the policies of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organisation; and the rise in Agrofuel production. Daring in vision and impassioned in tone, The Food Wars speaks out against the obscene imbalance in the most basic commodities between northern and southern hemispheres.

About the Author

Walden Bello is an Akbayan Representative in the 14th Congress of Republic of the Philippines. He is also a senior analyst of Focus on the Global South and professor of sociology at the University of the Philippines, and is one of the leading critics of the current model of economic globalization, combining the roles of intellectual and activist. As a human rights and peace campaigner, academic, environmentalist and journalist, and through a combination of courage as a dissident, with an extraordinary breadth of published output and personal charisma, he has made a major contribution to the international case against corporate-driven globalization.