Why Is There Hunger In a World of Plenty?

Here in the US, we have not only very tight control of food and food surpluses by Big Food and Big Ag, we have an additional form of control: intentional degrading of food quality through hyper-processing for profit. Yes, it takes money to access good food; yet we are seeing new forms of malnutrition from overly processed and adulterated food. Raj Patel, writer, activist, and academic, discusses the role of international food markets in propagating inequities in food access and distribution.
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A Foodie? Yes/No?

The term foodie has a lot of connotations – some good, some bad. Maybe we just need a new definition of foodie that will eliminate any hint of elitism that has been attached to the term.
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