Food Supply

Posted: 22 April 2002

Author: Rob Bowden
Hodder Wayland, London, 2002, £12.99

This children's guide - one of an excellent series of 21st Century Debates - is aimed at 11 to 16-year-old schoolchildren. Making the point that we live in a world of food mountains and famines, where some people suffer from obesity while millions of others die of hunger, it examines the trends and issues behind such inequalities.

coverIt also considers possible solutions - from the development of agricultural technology to changes in global trading and food distribution systems. Can we produce enough food to nourish an ever-increasing population? Can we feed everyone without harming the environment? And will we ever see an end to hunger? These are just some of the questions tackled in this excellent and colourful book.