Food Rebellions!

Food Rebellions!

Crisis and the Hunger for Justice



   

Foreword by Walden Bello ix

1 Introduction to the Global Food Crisis 1

Part One – The Real Story Behind The World Food Crisis 5

2 Hunger, Harvests and Profits: The Tragic Records of the Global Food Crisis 6

3 Root Causes: How the Industrial Agrifoods Complex Ate the Global South 23

4 The Overproduction of Hunger: Uncle Sam's Farm and Food Bill 60

5 Agrofuels: A Bad Idea at the Worst Possible Time 68

6 Summing Up the Crisis 81

Part Two – What We Can Do About It 83

7 Overcoming the Crisis: Transforming the Food System 84

8 Africa and the End of Hunger 130

9 The Challenge of Food Sovereignty in Northern Countries 159

10 Epilogue 178

Appendix 1: Civil Society Statement on the World Food Emergency 185

Appendix 2: Land, Territory and Dignity Forum, Porto Alegre, March 6–9, 2006 194

Appendix 3: ROPPA—Pan-African Farmers' Platform 201

Appendix 4: Declarations of the African Organizations— Planet Diversity, May 12–16, 2008 204

Appendix 5: Africa: 25th FAO Africa Conference— African Women’s Statement 206

Appendix 6: High-Level Meeting on Food Security, Madrid, January 26–27, 2009 211

Appendix 7: US Call to Action 214

Appendix 8: Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture 216
 

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