Let them eat junk: how capitalism creates hunger and obesity

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Pluto Press, Apr 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 259 pages
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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Reveals Causes of National-Global Obesity & Hunger

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This is an amazing book. It is extremely well researched & documented academic volume that explains how "maximize profits" promotes Worldwide and American Obesity and Starvation. So far (Dec 12, 09 ... Read full review


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Robert Albritton is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada. His recent publications include Economics Transformed (Pluto, 2007).