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Author Raj Patel discusses our ‘stuffed and starved’ food system


Raj Patel (Photo by Andrea Ismert)

By KATIE LOVETT
DavidsonNews.net

Award-winning writer and activist Raj Patel visited Davidson College last Wednesday to elaborate on the ideas set forth in his 2008 book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. His lecture addressed several difficult topics, including farmer suicide trends, the psychology and politics of supermarkets, and the underlying cause of famine in Africa and Asia. But he also highlighted the success of grassroots activism and encouraged this type of movement toward a more sustainable future for food. Read the full story

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