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if you’re looking for a good informative read, i suggest to you Stuffed and Starved, an extremely eye-opening book written by Raj Patel.  i had the pleasure of meeting Raj when he spoke at one of my NYU classes a few years ago after launching this book.  it explores why half the world is starving and the other half deals with obesity.  the major player to turn to in this situation is the corporations that control our food supply.

in his book, Raj states staggering numbers: over 800 million starving and over 1 billion obese. but his question is why? he launches a global investigation to research this burning question.  he travels to India, Brazil, and California to understand our global food network and found very compelling results.  Raj found that a lot of problems in developing countries have to do with farmer suicides as well as food riots.

while he covers a lot of depressing topics, Raj does not just tell us these things and leave.  he provides readers with hope, promoting a more democratic and sustainable global food system.  if you’re at all interested in informative books  – i would definitely suggest this one! 

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