In Feeding Frenzy – The New Politics of Food, Paul McMahon warns that food is a lot more expensive today than it was a decade ago and does not look like getting any cheaper. We seem to be stuck in a never-ending food crisis. Everyone can see the effect in their supermarket and restaurant bills. Higher food prices squeeze our incomes, meaning there is less to spend on everything else. But for the poor of the world the impacts are more dramatic. About one in eight people now go hungry each year. Millions of people have been forced deeper into poverty. High prices have sparked food riots and demonstrations in more than thirty countries.
There is no doubt that we are entering a challenging time. Can we feed a world of 9 billion by 2050? Is the current market turmoil an early sign that the global food system will not cope? Paul McMahon the author of Feeding Frenzy – The New Politics of Food joined Pat in studio.
The book is called Feeding Frenzy – The New Politics of Food by Paul Mc Mahon. It is published byProfile Books and is priced at £12.99