Let Them Eat Junk: How Capitalism Creates Hunger and Obesity

Let Them Eat Junk: How Capitalism Creates Hunger and Obesity

By: Robert Albritton (author)Hardback

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This is the first book to analyse the food industry from a Marxist perspective. 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.

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About Author

Robert Albritton is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has published seven books on Marxist theory.

Contents

Preface 1 Introduction 2 Capital's Deep Structures, Agriculture, and Food 3 The Phase of Consumerism and the Roots of the Current Agriculture and Food Regimes 4 The Food System and Consumer's Health 5 The Health of Agriculture and Food Workers 6 Agriculture, Food, and the Environment 7 Food, Marketing and Choice 8 Food, Power, and Liberal Democracy 9 Possible Changes That May Become Feasible Changes Notes Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780745328072
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780745328072
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 0745328075

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