Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328065 Published May 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745328072 Published May 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Let Them Eat Junk: How Capitalism Creates Hunger and Obesity

Robert Albritton

Let Them Eat Junk: How Capitalism Creates Hunger and Obesity

Robert Albritton

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328065 Published May 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745328072 Published May 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Respected economist Robert Albritton argues that the capitalist system, far from delivering on the promise of cheap, nutritious food for all, has created a world where 25% of the world population are over-fed and 25% are hungry. This malnourishment of 50% of the world's population is explained systematically, a refreshing change from accounts that focus on cultural factors and individual greed. Albritton details the economic relations and connections that have put us in a situation of simultaneous oversupply and undersupply of food.

This explosive book provides yet more evidence that the human cost of capitalism is much bigger than those in power will admit.

Contents

Preface
Part I Introduction
1 Introduction
Part II Understanding Capitalism
2 The Management of Agriculture and Food by Capital’s
Deep Structuresd
3 The Phase of Consumerism and the US Roots of the
Current Agriculture and Food Regimes
Part III The Historical Analysis of the US-Centred
Global Food Regime
4 The Food Regime and Consumers’ Health
5 The Health of Agriculture and Food Workers
6 Agriculture, Food Provisioning and the Environment
7 Food, Marketing and Choice in the United States
8 Corporate Power, Food and Liberal Democracy
Part IV Conclusions
9 Agriculture, Food and the Fight for Democracy,
Social Justice, Health and Sustainability
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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