In Raj Patel’s new book, The Value of Nothing, Patel explains what it means to have corporate monopolies that can manipulate both price and supply, coupled to a “free market” philosophy…
Raj Patel explains what food sovereignty means, and why people around the world are fighting to have a say in their own food system.
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, provides his analysis of recent riots relating to the disastrous rise in global food prices. In this video produced by Democracy Now, Mr. Patel offers his analysis of the recent riots taking place in developing countries most effected by “this [...]
Considering the importance of the African continent for future food production, and that roughly 70% of its population are subsistence farmers, this is no idle question. But is the future of this region really dependent upon industrial agriculture methods, or is more organic and sustainable farming practices with emphasis on lower input farming the more [...]
Paul Hawken eloquently explains how the price of food is divorced from its true costs, and what this really means for society.