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Book Discussion: "Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in An Age of Plenty" by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman

Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2009 - 09:00 - 10:30

 

Book Discussion: "Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in An Age of Plenty" by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman 

 
Partnership Office
499 S. Capitol Street, SW Ste#500B Washington, D.C. 20003
 
Speakers:
 
Scott Kilman
Wall Street Journal, Lead Agriculture Reporter.
 
Roger Thurow
Wall Street Journal, Foreign Correspondent
 
Thurow and Kilman have teamed up to produce a stream of page-one stories in the Journal that have broken new ground in our understanding of famine and food aid. Their stories on three 2003 famines were a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in An Age of Plenty is a powerful indictment of the economic, political, and social dynamics that perpetuate famine- and a passionate call for change by a renowned Wall Street Journal team. For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the "Green Revolution" succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. More than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year-most of them in Africa and most of them children. More die of hunger in Africa than from AIDS and malaria combined. Now, an impending global food crisis threatens to make things worse. In the west we think of famine as a natural disaster, brought about by drought; or as the legacy of brutal dictators. But in this powerful investigative narrative, Thurow & Kilman show exactly how, in the past few decades, American, British, and European policies conspired to keep Africa hungry and unable to feed itself. As a new generation of activists work to keep famine from spreading, Enough is essential reading on a humanitarian issue of utmost urgency.
 

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