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The World is Not for Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food

By: Jose Bove and Francois Dufour

206 pages, no illustrations

Verso Books

Paperback | Jul 2002 | #127949 | ISBN: 1859844057
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx
Hardback | May 2001 | #118873 | ISBN: 1859846149
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Examines the issues behind the industrialization of agriculture in a global economy, the massive environmental damage this is wreaking, and the tasteless, unhealthy food that results. Bove and Dufour propose an alliance of farmers, consumers and ecologists to promote public awareness of these issues.

The peasant leader regarded as a hero in the battle to save France from fast food and free trade is bringing his revolt across the Channel to protest against the 'perversion' of British agricultural policy. - Sunday Times "Naomi Klein's No Logo, Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, The Silent Takeover By Noreena Hertz and now Bove's book are the bibles of the anti-capitalist movement." - Guardian "Today MacDonald's, tomorrow the world." - Times "Critics frequently accuse the opponents of economic globalization of not presenting any alternative... The World is Not For Sale couldn't prove them more wrong." - Red Pepper "... a call to action, and a timely reminder of the principle: 'Think globally, act locally.'" - Food Magazine "... an engaging account of two twentieth-century heroes who, in their fight for sustainable agriculture, have embraced the larger vision for a more just, healthy, and harmonic global community." - clamour magazine "In tune with the movement for which it will become a core text." - Independent "A vivid testament to the extraordinary potential when local communities, heroic direct actionists and employees come together I creative alliances against corporate power." - New Statesman "It is refreshing to read informed argument by people who are both left wing and who, as working farmers, know what they are talking about." - Socialist Review

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Jose Bove farms in the Aveyron, France. Francois Dufour is a farmer in Normandy and is General Secretary of the French Farmers Confederation.

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