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Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade
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HUNGRY FOR TRADE: HOW THE POOR PAY FOR FREE TRADE

PAPERBACK BY MADELEY, JOHN

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ISBN
9781856498654
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
192 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 OCT 2000

DESCRIPTION

As the fallout from the Seattle meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) continues, John Madeley explores some key questions about the free trade that it advocates: Will free trade in food help or hinder the abolition of world hunger? Who benefits first? The poor? Or the transnational corporations? Will free trade help Third World farmers find new international markets? How can countries - North and South, rich and poor - protect their farmers? How can self-sufficiency in food production be achieved? His book exposes the contradiction between Western governments' rhetoric about reducing world poverty and the drive to yet more trade liberalization.

CONTENTS

Introduction1. Seattle 19992. Food Security: The Causes of Insecurity3. Trade Liberalization4. International Organisations and Policies Affecting Trade and Food Security5. Trade Liberalization and Food Security: The Evidence6. Corporate Managed Trade: Patents7. Corporate Managed Trade: Genetically Modified Foods8. Putting Food Security Into Trade: NGOs Speak9. Conclusion: Food Security With Less Trade?Conclusion