Kattya Cascante, a specialist in international development cooperation and current professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, dismantles the productivist approach to hunger in her new book Obesidad y desnutrición: consecuencias de la globalización alimentaria (Obesity and malnutrition: consequences of food globalisation) published by Catarata.
In her book, the author points out that malnutrition and obesity are two sides of the same coin, because both represent the consequences of malnutrition linked to the functioning of the world food system, specifically, to the globalisation of its production model. The real challenge is not about how much food we are able to produce, but about the methods we use to produce it and who we feed.
“This book clearly and pedagogically unravels the recent history of a broken global food system, pointing to the transformations needed to put it at the service of the people and not of large corporations”, says Chema Vera (former director of OXFAM International).
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