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Preface Part I Introduction 1. Introduction Part II Understanding Capitalism 2. The Management of Agriculture and Food by Capital's Deep Structures 3. The Phase of Consumerism and the US Roots of the Current Agriculture and Food Regimes Part III The Historical Analysis of the US-Centred Global Food Regime 4. The Food Regime and Consumers' Health 5. The Health of Agriculture and Food Workers 6. Agriculture, Food Provisioning and the Environment 7. Food, Marketing and Choice in the United States 8. Corporate Power, Food and Liberal Democracy Part IV Conclusions 9. Agriculture, Food and the Fight for Democracy, Social Justice, Health and Sustainability Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Robert Albritton is a Professor at York University, Canada. His recent publications include Economics Transformed (Pluto, 2007)


"Marx understood the dynamics of the current food crisis over a century ago. Robert Albritton has written a fine primer, bridging the best thinking of the nineteenth century to the urgent needs of the twenty-first." Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved "Let Them Eat Junk pulls no punches in its analysis of the contradictions of 21st Century food systems. To understand how starvation and obesity can coexist in the same populations, follow the flow of capital. Everyone who cares about food equity and the preservation of democracy should read this book. " Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, author of Food Politics (2003)

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