Beyond the Scarcity Scare: Reframing the discourse of hunger with an eco-mind

Frances Moore Lappé | 07.01.2013

In The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 40, No. 1, 219–238 (2013)

Solutions to world hunger continue to be impeded by a frame—a set of assumptions—that keeps much of humanity focusing narrowly on quantitative growth. The result is greater food production and greater hunger. Yet, across the world another way of seeing, one grounded in the relational insights of ecology, is transforming food systems in ways that both enhance flora and fauna and strengthen human relationships, enabling farmers to gain a greater voice in food production and fairer access to the food produced.

KEYWORDS hunger; food; food prices; scarcity; speculation; population; agroecology; agrofuel; India; Niger; Andhra Pradesh

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