Can we feed the world without destroying it? / Eric Holt-Giménez.
- Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2018.
- Global futures series.
vii, 140 pages ; 20 cm.
- Food supply -- Environmental aspects.
Agriculture and state -- Environmental aspects.
- Nearly a third of the world's population suffer from hunger or malnutrition. Feeding them and the projected population of 10 billion people by 2050 has become a high-profile challenge for governments, multilateral institutions, big philanthropy and even the Fortune 500. This has unleashed a steady march of initiatives to double food production within a generation. But will doing so tax the resources of our planet beyond capacity? In this sobering essay, scholar-practitioner Eric Holt-Gim nez argues that the ecological impact of doubling industrial food production would be socially and environmentally catastrophic, and would not feed the poor. We already have the technology, resources and expertise to feed everyone. What is needed is a thorough transformation of the global food regime - one that increases equity while producing food and reversing agriculture's environmental impacts.
- Introduction: the politics, power and potential of food
Hunger in a world of plenty
Food, environment, and systems change
Who can feed the world without destroying it?
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Other format:
- Online version: Holt-Giménez, Eric. Can we feed the world without destroying it?
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