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Raj Patel is a leading international acoustics, audio-visual, and theatre consultant and designer. He has over 27 years of experience working on a wide range of projects with architects, designers and artists around the world. He is an Arup Fellow, leader of their global Acoustics, Audio-Visual and näytä lisää Theatre Consulting Practice, and Arts and Culture Business in the Americas region. näytä vähemmän
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Bite Back: People Taking On Corporate Food and Winning (2020) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

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London, England, UK
San Francisco, California, USA
London School of Economics
Cornell University
Oxford University (Balliol College)
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Raj Patel has worked for the World Bank and WTO and been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them. Writer, activist, and academic, he is currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Centre for African Studies, a researcher at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First.



Connected a lot of dots for me. I think the intro itself is the best part of the book, definitely worth a read.
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matsuko | 1 muu arvostelu | Aug 17, 2023 |
"A brilliant book." - Naomi Klein
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Info.Eco | Feb 9, 2023 |
3.5 stars

The title of the book comes from the fact that as more and more people are becoming overweight, there is also a larger number of people who are starving. The author has done a lot of research for this book, looking at our increasingly corporate food system, where so much of every step of our food is produced and brought to our plates via businesses in it for the profit only. There is a lot of focus on the farmers (many commit suicide as it’s harder and harder to make a living) around the world. There are chapters on genetically-modified foods, on the supermarket, Mexico, Brazil, corn, soy, and much more.

The author has actually worked fro the WTO (World Trade Organization) and the World Bank, both are mentioned (generally, not in a good way) in this book. There is a lot to take in in this book. Mostly interesting stuff here. He does end with some suggestions to try to make things better, but the sad part is corporations that make a lot of money won’t go for it, and though you’d like to think governments will step up, over and over that doesn’t happen with money from those large corporations funding the politicians.
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LibraryCin | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 14, 2023 |
I picked up this book after seeing "A Place at the Table." It's an information-dense examination of food politics, of what led to one billion hungry people and one-and-a-half billion overweight people simultaneously. I had to rush through this book because there was a waiting list at the library, but it definitely merits a reread.
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resoundingjoy | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 1, 2021 |


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