[Marxism] NEW TITLE: THE FOOD WARS BY WALDEN BELLO

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NEW TITLE:

THE FOOD WARS

Walden Bello

Published 7th September 2009

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"Walden Bello is the world's leading no nonsense revolutionary." - Naomi Klein

"Walden Bello is the world's best guide to American exploitation of the globe's poor and defenceless." - Chalmers Johnson

"The Food Wars is brilliant and urgently needed ... Walden Bello's ethically grounded argument for food sovereignty, deglobalisation and listening to what peasants have to say is essential reading." -  Annette Desmarais, La Via Campesina

"A comprehensive and timely corrective to agribusiness-as-usual scenarios for solving the food crisis ... His solutions are compelling and critical for planetary sustainability." - Philip McMichael, Cornell University

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. 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.

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WALDEN BELLO is founding director of Focus on the Global South and Professor of Sociology and Public Administration at the University of the Philippines.   He teaches at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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Read the article in The Nation that inspired the book here:
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080602/bello

Read Foreign Policy In Focus' interview with Walden Bello on China here:

http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/6127

Read the Monthy Review's review of The Food Wars here:

http://www.monthlyreview.org/090706bello-baviera.php


ISBN 978 1 84467 3315 £7.99 / $14.95 / Paperback / 192 pages

The Food Wars is available from all good bookshops and:

http://www.versobooks.com/books/ab/b-titles/bello_walden_the_food_wars.shtml

UK:

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781844673315/The-Food-Wars

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Food-Wars-Walden-Bello/dp/1844673316/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251901901&sr=1-1

US:

http://www.amazon.com/Food-Wars-Walden-Bello/dp/1844673316

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