Hunger & Famine
(see also Hunger in the US, Globalization, Corporate Farming, Family Farming)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
America's Second Harvest: Ending Hunger (nationwide coalition of food banks).
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.
State of the World's Children 2000 (UNICEF).
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).
"The Business of Hunger" , dir. Robert Richter, 28m. From Maryknoll World Productions.
"Hungry for Profit" ,
dir. Robert Richter, 87m. From Robert Richter Productions.