[OPE] Let Them Eat Junk by Robert Albritton

From: GERALD LEVY <gerald_a_levy@msn.com>
Date: Tue Apr 07 2009 - 08:41:16 EDT

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 Subject: New Release: Let Them Eat Junk by Robert Albritton
 From: "Arbeiter Ring Publishing"


Arbeiter Ring Publishing is pleased to announce the release of

Let Them Eat Junk: How Capitalism Creates Hunger and Obesity

by Robert Albritton

Why are half the people in the world
malnourished, while so many in the West are over-fed? Capitalism may
promise cheap, nutritious food for all, but it has failed to deliver on
that promise. This is the first book to explore the economics of our food
system, and to explain why a quarter of the world's population go hungry
despite the fact that enough food is produced worldwide to feed us all.

Political economist Robert Albritton gives a refreshingly
detailed explanation of the worldwide food crisis. He analyses the
economic conditions that create a simultaneous oversupply and undersupply
of food, and the massive implications they have for human health

"[This book] pulls no punches in its analysis.
... To understand how starvation and obesity can coexist in the same
populations, follow the flow of capital. Everyone who cares about food
equity and the preservation of democracy should read this
book."--Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food
Studies, and Public Health, New York University

understood the dynamics of the current food crisis over a century ago.
Robert Albritton has written a fine primer, bridging the best thinking of
the nineteenth century to the urgent needs of the twenty-first."--Raj
Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved

Available through
Arbeiter Ring Publishing (info@arbeiterring.com)
Literary Press
Group (orders@litdistco.ca)
and Amazon.ca

260 pp
8.46 x 5.3 x 0.75

visit http://www.arbeiterring.com for more details_______________________________________________
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