Greystone Books 3/14/2014
Current Affairs & Politics/ Food & Drink/ Nature & Environment
Softcover 356 Pages
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Feeding Frenzy: Land Grabs, Price Spikes, and the World Food Crisis
Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent turmoil in food markets. Supplies are running short, prices keep spiking, and the media is full of talk of a “world food crisis.”
This raises some big questions. Can we feed a population that will grow to 9 billion by 2050? Are we running out of land and water? Can we rely on free markets to provide? This book reveals trends that could lead to more hunger and conflict. But Paul McMahon also outlines actions that can be taken to shape a sustainable and just food system.
PAUL MCMAHON has authored reports on sustainable food systems as an advisor to The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit and to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. He co-founded and now helps run SLM Partners, a business that invests in sustainable agriculture.