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Description - Food is Different by Peter M. Rosset

Why does our global food system gives us expensive, unhealthy and bad-tasting food, where we pay more for packaging and long-distance shipping than we do for the food itself? Why do farmers and peasants from around the world lead massive protests each and every time the World Trade Organization meets? Peter Rosset explains how the runaway free trade policies and neoliberal economics of the WTO, American government and European Union kill farmers, and give us a food system that nobody outside of a small corporate elite wants. This essential guide sets out an alternative vision for agricultural policy, taking it completely out of the WTO's ambit. Food is not just another commodity, to be bought and sold like a microchip, but something which goes to the heart of human livelihood, culture and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842777558
ISBN-10: 1842777556
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter M. Rosset

Dr. Peter Rosset is an agro-ecologist and a food rights activist, He is a researcher at the Center for Studies of Rural Change in Mexico, at Oaxaca, co-coordinator of the Land Research Action Network and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written widely on food and agriculture.