|Circle of poison - Pesticides and People in a Hungry World (Food First, 1981)|
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The world has never produced so much food as it does today - more than enough to feed every child, woman, and man. Yet hunger is on the rise, with more than one billion people around the world going without enough to eat.
Institute research has demonstrated that the hunger and poverty in which millions seem condemned to live is not inevitable. Our Food First publications reveal how scarcity and overpopulation, long believed to be the causes of hunger, are instead symptoms - symptoms of an ever-increasing concentration of control over foodproducing resources in the hands of a few, depriving so many people of the power to feed themselves.
In 55 countries and 20 languages, Food First materials and investigations are freeing people from the grip of despair, laying the groundwork - in ideas and action - for a more democratically controlled food system that will meet the needs of all.
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