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From bestselling authors Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins comes the definitive book on world hunger today. Driven by the question "Why hunger despite an abundance of food?" Lappé and Collins dispel the myths that prevent us from finding solutions to 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 U.S. foreign aid, and more.
Brimming with little-known but life-changing examples of solutions to hunger worldwide, this controversial, 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 the world's hungry people than they thought. For novices and scholars alike, World Hunger: 10 Myths is an accessible, solutions-based book that will change how people think about the world and inspire a whole new generation of hunger-fighters.
"World Hunger addresses problems of enormous human significance with valuable and often surprising information, much insight, sound common sense, and fundamental decency. It should become not only a book for study, but a guide to action."
– Noam Chomsky