Friday, January 20, 2017

Hunger -- the continuing menace

In my 1976 book, "Fear in the Countryside," I examined the political origins of hunger in Latin America (primarily Colombia) and the US. In 2015, at a conference at Pomona College, Claremont, California, I recounted the reasons why hunger still is plaguing so many millions across the world, rich and poor countries alike. I connected hunger with high-tech agriculture, pesticides and government and corporate malfeasance. Seeing foreign imported workers harvesting the crops of factory farmers illustrates why hunger is not about to disappear.



Asking questions during my talk included distinguished scholars like John Ikerd, Vandana Shiva, and Heather Williams:

https://soundcloud.com/pando-populus/evagellos-vallianatos-introduction-to-the-world-system-of-food-and-hunger

    

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