What to read on World Hunger Day

It has been estimated that almost 800 million people in the world don’t have enough food to eat. This is quite a staggering figure. In 2011, The Hunger Project started an initiative known as World Hunger Day. Celebrating sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty is the aim of this day.

Here are some reads to help us understand this looming issue:

📚 Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in a World of Plenty by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman

📚  The No-nonsense Guide to Food by Wayne Roberts

📚  The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World by Andrew S Winston

📚 The Handbook of Food Research by Anne Murcott, Warren Belasco and Peter Jackson

📚 The Politics of Food: The Global Conflict Between Food Security and Food Sovereignity by William D Schanbacher

📚 The Political Economy of Arab Food Sovereignty by Jane Harrigan

📚 Feeding Frenzy: Land Grabs, Price Spikes, and the World Food Crisis by Paul McMahon

📚 Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement by Dr. Monica M. White

📚 Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power, and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System by Raj Patel

📚 More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change’ by Garret Broad

📚 Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal by Mark Bittman

Don’t miss episode 40 on sustainability, where I spoke to My Happy Place author Rachel Fowler.

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Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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