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Hunger & Famine

(see also Hunger in the US, Globalization, Corporate Farming, Family Farming)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Action Group on Erosion, Technology & Concentration (ETC Group).

America's Second Harvest: Ending Hunger (nationwide coalition of food banks).

Catholic Relief Services.

Food First - Institute for Food & Development Policy. Research & advocacy highlighting root causes & value-based solutions to hunger & poverty everywhere, with a commitment to establishing food as a fundamental human right.

FIAN - For the Right to Feed Oneself ~ Por el Derecho a Alimentarse.

Hunger in America 2001.

Hunger Project.

Rachel's Environment & Health News.

State of the World's Children 2000 (UNICEF).

UN Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO).

UN World Food Program.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books:

Alamgir, Mohiuddin. Famine in South Asia: Political Economy of Mass Starvation (Cambridge MA: Gunn & Hain, 1980).

Becker, Jasper. Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine (NY: Free Press, 1996). Mao's arrogance & lack of democratic accountability caused thirty million deaths in man-made famine of Great Leap Forward (1958-61).

Brown, Lester R. Tough Choices: Facing the Challenge of Food Scarcity (NY, 1997).

Cahill, Kevin M. MD (ed.) Famine (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1982).

Castro, Josué de. The Geography of Hunger (Boston: Little, Brown, 1952).

__________. Death in the Northeast (NY: Random House, 1966).

__________. The Black Book of Hunger (NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968).

DeWaal, Alexander. Famine Crimes: Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1997).

George, Susan. How the Other Half Dies: The Real Reasons for World Hunger (NY: Penguin, 1976).

__________. Feeding the Few: Corporate Control of Food (Washington: Institute for Policy Studcies, 1981).

__________. Food for Beginners (London: Writers & Readers' Cooperative, 1982).

__________. Ill Fares the Land: Essays on Food, Hunger, & Power (Washington: Institute for Policy Studies, 1984).

__________. Food Strategies for Tomorrow (San Francisco: Hunger Project, 1987).

George, Victor. Wealth, Poverty & Starvation: A World Perspective (NY: St. Martin's, 1988).

Hildebrand, George C. & Gareth Porter. Cambodia: Starvation & Revolution (NY: Monthly Review, 1976).

Kellman, Mitchell. World Hunger: A Neo-Malthusian Perspective (NY: Praeger, 1987).

Kim, Jim Yong et al. (edxs.) Dying for Growth. Global Inequalities & the Health of the Poor (Monroe ME, 2000).

Nestle, Marion. Food politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition & Health (Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002).

Russell, Sharman Apt. Hunger: An Unnatural History (NY: Perseus, 2005).

Sainath, Palagummi. Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts (NY: Penguin, 1996). Paradigm-cracking book on famine & hunger.

Shepherd, Jack. The Politics of Starvation (NY: Carnegie Endowment, 1975).

Shiva, Vandana. Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (Cambridge MA: South End, 2000).

Tobelem, Alain. Josué de Castro e a descoberta da fome (Rio, 1974).

Yates, Geoffrey. Food: Need, Greed, & Myopia. Exploitation & Starvation in a World of Plenty (Newcastle-on-Tyne: Earthright, 1986).

In the Library: Fiction

CD & Audio

Hamsun, Knut. Hunger (NY: Knopf, 1923).

Film & Video

"The Business of Hunger" [1984], dir. Robert Richter, 28m. From Maryknoll World Productions.

"Hungry for Profit" [1984], dir. Robert Richter, 87m. From Robert Richter Productions.

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