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World Hunger [microform] : Ten Myths. Fourth Edition, Revised / Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins
Bib ID 5418540
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Lappe, Frances Moore
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1979 
74 p. 
ISBN 9780935028003
0935028005
Summary

Although there are a number of complex political, economic, and ecological issues at the root of world hunger, a number of myths have been perpetuated to explain why hunger exists. One myth says that people are hungry because of scarcity; in fact, hunger exists in the face of plenty. The earth is producing more than enough to nourish every human being, both on a global level and even within the very countries associated with hunger and starvation. Another myth says that hunger results from overpopulation and that there are just too many people for food-producing resources to sustain. If too many people caused hunger, the most hunger would be found in countries having the most people for each cropped acre, yet no such pattern is found. For example, China has only half the cultivated acreage for each person that India has, yet in 20 years the Chinese people succeeded in eliminating visible hunger while many Indians still go hungry. The publication concludes with a list of specific tasks to help people take control of food-producing resources and feed themselves. A bibliography is included. (RM)

Notes

Availability: Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 ($2.75 plus 10% for postage and handling costs, quantity discounts available).

ERIC Note: Photographs may not reproduce clearly.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Developed Nations.  |  Developing Nations.  |  Foreign Policy.  |  Hunger.  |  Mythology.  |  Poverty.  |  World Problems.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors Collins, Joseph, author  |  Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, CA
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