Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty

Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty (Hardcover)

By Roger Thurow , Scott Kilman 
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 1586485113
EAN: 9781586485115
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 302
Publish Date: 2009-6-1
Binding: Hardcover
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For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the "Green Revolution" succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. More than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year--most of them in Africa and most of them children. More die of hunger in Africa than from AIDS and malaria combined. Now, an impending global food crisis threatens to make things worse.

In the west we think of famine as a natural disaster, brought about by drought; or as the legacy of brutal dictators. But in this powerful investigative narrative, Thurow & Kilman show exactly how, in the past few decades, American, British, and European policies conspired to keep Africa hungry and unable to feed itself. As a new generation of activists work to keep famine from spreading, "Enough" is essential reading on a humanitarian issue of utmost urgency.

A renowned "Wall Street Journal" team presents a powerful indictment of the economic, political, and social dynamics that perpetuate famine--and makes a passionate call for change.

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Title: Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Author: Roger Thurow , Scott Kilman
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 1586485113
EAN: 9781586485115
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 302
Publish Date: 2009-6-1
Binding: Hardcover

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