Published: New York : PublicAffairs, c2009 Edition: 1st ed Description: xix, 302 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9781586485115 (alk. paper), 1586485113 (alk. paper), 1586485113, Language: English
"With the support of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs."
For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the "Green Revolution" succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. More than 9 million people die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year--most of them in Africa and most of them children. More die of hunger in Africa than from AIDS and malaria combined. Now, an impending global food crisis threatens to make things worse. In the west we think of famine as a natural disaster, brought about by drought, or as the legacy of brutal dictators. But in this powerful investigative narrative, Thurow & Kilman show exactly how, in the past few decades, American, British, and European policies conspired to keep Africa hungry and unable to feed itself.--From publisher description
Seeds of change : Mexico, 1944 -- Flow and ebb : Oslo, Norway, 1970 -- Into Africa : Northern Ethiopia, 1984 -- Good for the goose, bad for the gander : Fana, Mali, 2002 -- Glut and punishment : Adami Tulu, Ethiopia, 2003 -- Who's aiding whom? : Nazareth, Ethiopia, 2003 -- Water, water everywhere : Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2003 -- A diet of worms : Sudan, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe, 2003 -- Resorting to outrage -- "We can do something about this" : Dublin and Seattle -- Take with food : Mosoriot, Kenya -- Two steps forward, two steps back : around the world -- The missing links : Kenya and Ghana -- The opening bell : Chicago to Addis Ababa to Qacha's Nek -- Getting down to business : Davos to Darfur -- Small acts, big impacts : Kenya, Ohio, and Malawi -- "We must not fail them" : Washington, D.C