Stuffed and Starved author on the myth of consumer choice
Raj Patel, author of the searing book Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, is one of the most trenchant critics of industrial food.
According to Patel, one billion people in the world don’t have enough to eat, while another billion suffer from the consequences of too many low-quality calories. The phenomena are the result of a food system rigged to work for a few multinational corporations.
In the video interview below, Patel talks about the deceptive nature of the food system as experienced by most people living in developed countries: