“The definitive solutions-based book for all those questioning why hunger still exists when there is such an abundance of food.” —The Huffington Post, “Food Tank’s 2015 Recommended Fall Reading List”
From bestselling authors Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins comes the twenty-first century’s authoritative book on world hunger. Lappé and Collins refute the myths that prevent us from addressing the root causes of hunger across the globe. World Hunger: 10 Myths draws on extensive new research to offer fresh, often startling, insights about tough questions—from climate change and population growth to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the role of US foreign aid, and more.
Brimming with little-known but life-changing examples of solutions to hunger worldwide, this myth-busting book argues that sustainable agriculture can feed the world, that we can end nutritional deprivation affecting one-quarter of the world’s people, and that most in the Global North have more in common with hungry people than they thought. For novices and scholars alike, World Hunger: 10 Myths will inspire a whole new generation of hunger-fighters.
“World Hunger . . . should become not only a book for study, but a guide to action.” —Noam Chomsky