Difference Network: Video of Speakers from Marquette Events

Authors

Raj Patel

Title

The World Food Crisis: How Did It Get So Bad, and Why Should We Care?

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

10-2008

Abstract

ABOUT THE TALK: Raj Patel address the question: Why is half of the world malnourished and the other half obese? Raj Patel spoke at Marquette University in October 2008 about his global investigation and offered suggestions for regaining control of the global food economy.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Manresa speakers series: Presentations address how the values of faith, service and vocation help people lead fruitful, passionate lives.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Raj Patel is an agricultural scholar and leading thinker in the sustainable foods movement, a cause recently highlighted in the documentary Food, Inc. Before the opening of Food, Inc., Patel discussed his book Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.

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