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The Global Food Crisis

(Book - 2009)
The Global Food Crisis
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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question. Book jacket.
Title: The global food crisis
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2009
Characteristics: 217 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Uma Kukathas, book editor
Notes: STO
Contents: Has global market capitalism caused the world food crisis? Neoliberal economic strategies have created the food crisis / Jayati Ghosh ; Speculation has driven up food prices and created shortages / Beat Balzli and Frank Hornig ; A lack of regulation has caused the food crisis / Gretchen Gordon ; Food cannot be globalized like other commodities / Bruce Stokes ; Government policies have caused the current food crisis / Dominic Lawson ; Markets can bring stability and resolve the current food crisis / Martin Wolf ; The free market promotes food efficiency and security / Bright B. Simons and Franklin Cudjoe
Is the demand for biofuels fueling the global food crisis? The exorbitant corn requirements for biofuels have created a food crisis / C. Ford Runge and Benjamin Senauer ; The policies that favor biofuels have created food shortages / Ronald Bailey ; Biofuels have had the biggest impact on rising food prices / Aditya Chakrabortty ; As oil and gas prices rise, biofuels can solve the food crisis / Gordon Quaiattini ; The demand for biofuels is not directly related to high food prices / Delta Farm Press Staff ; Western protectionist policies and subsidies enable the food crisis / Conor Foley
Can biotechnology solve the global food crisis? Biotechnology is essential to feed the world's growing population / Norman E. Borlaug ; Modern technologies can foster success in poor farming communities / Jeffrey Sachs ; Biotechnology and agribusiness create cultural and economic devastation / Vandana Shiva, Maria Armoudian and Ankine Aghassian ; Biotechnology is ineffective and potentially disastrous / Sam Urquhart ; Genetically modified crops do not produce greater yields / Union of Concerned Scientists
How can the world solve the current food crisis? Raising agricultural productivity will solve the food crisis / Graça Machel ; Combining traditional methods and new technologies will improve farming / M. S. Swaminathan ; America's agricultural policies must be changed / Terra Lawson-Remer ; Water scarcity must be addressed to solve the food crisis / Fred Pearce ; Soil conditions must be improved to solve the food crisis / Seth Borenstein ; Reduced meat consumption in the West will help ease the food crisis / Raj Patel ; Respect for women's rights is necessary to solve the food crisis / Yifat Susskind ; A comprehensive global plan is needed to solve the food crisis / Mohammad Yunus
Additional Contributors: Kukathas, Uma
ISBN: 0737746122
Branch Call Number: 363.8 G562 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: International finance International trade Food industry and trade Food supply
Topical Term: International finance
International trade
Food industry and trade
Food supply
LCCN: 2009012958
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Pro and con essays on global food topics, including whether biotechnology can help solve the crisis

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