World Hunger: 10 Myths

Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins | 05.14.2015

Full of new insight and astonishing facts, World Hunger: 10 Myths is the definitive text on hunger from the internationally recognized Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First.


From bestselling authors Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins comes the definitive book on world hunger today. Driven by the question “Why hunger despite an abundance of food?” Lappé and Collins dispel the myths that prevent us from finding solutions to hunger across the globe. World Hunger: 10 Myths draws on extensive new research to offer fresh, often startling, insights about tough questions- from climate change and population growth to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the role of U.S. foreign aid, and more.

Brimming with little-known but life-changing examples of solutions to hunger worldwide, this controversial, myth-busting book argues that sustainable agriculture can feed the world, that we can end nutritional deprivation affecting one-quarter of the world’s people, and that most in the Global North have more in common with the world’s hungry people than they thought. For novices and scholars alike, World Hunger: 10 Myths is an accessible, solutions-based book that will change how people think about the world and inspire a whole new generation of hunger-fighters.

A completely rewritten edition of the classic first published in 1977.

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About the Authors

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Frances Moore Lappé, author of the three-million-copy Diet for a Small Planet and seventeen other books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the “Alternative Nobel.”

Joseph Collins, PhD, has been researching and writing about issues in international development for five decades. He is a consultant to UN agencies and international charities.

Praise for World Hunger: 10 Myths

“World Hunger addresses problems of enormous human significance with valuable and often surprising information, much insight, sound common sense, and fundamental decency. It should become not only a book for study, but a guide to action.” – Noam Chomsky

Product Details

Paperback, 272 pages $18.00, ISBN: 9780802123466
Publisher: Grove Press and Food First Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015

Click here to pre-order World Hunger: 10 Myths.

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