Few kw that world hunger was very nearly eradicated t long ago. However, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, and chronic hunger is once again a major issue. In an investigation of this disturbing shift, Jean Ziegler - one of the world's leading food experts #NAME? new sustainable revolution has diverted millions of acres of corn, soy, wheat and other grain crops from food to fuel. Betting on Famine will enlighten all who are concerned about the politics of food.
From 2000 to 2008 Jean Ziegler was the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Formerly a member of the Swiss Parliament, Ziegler is the author of numerous books, including The Swiss, the Gold and the Dead, which details the role of Swiss banks in illegally holding the dormant bank accounts of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. He lives in Switzerland. Christopher Caines is the translator of World War II: The Unseen Visual History. His original essays have appeared in several periodicals, scholarly reference works, and anthologies, including Reading Dance. Caines lives in New York City.