Naomi in conversation with Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing, moderated by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now and New York Times bestselling author of Breaking the Sound Barrier.
January 13, 2010
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St.
New York City
Free and open to the public, suggested donation at the door.
Co-sponsored by The Nation and The Indypendent. http://www.naomiklein.org/meet-naomi/tour-dates/2010-01-13-naomi-coversation-raj-patel
"Stuffed-and-Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World’s Food System" by Raj Patel Half the world is malnourished, the other half obese—both symptoms of the corporate food monopoly. To show how a few powerful distributors control the health of the entire world, Raj Patel conducts a global investigation, traveling from the “green deserts” of Brazil and protester-packed streets of South Korea to bankrupt Ugandan coffee farms and barren fields of India. What he uncovers is shocking—the real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa, an epidemic of farmer suicides, and the false choices and conveniences in supermarkets. Yet he also finds hope—in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable, and joyful food system.