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A Fine Work That Cover the Full Gamut Of Food In Relation To War
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2020
Great book in its analyses of the intimate connection between food and war. In fact: the son of revolution, Napoleon was once asked, what his definition of revolution, and he replied/Three meal away.
The author brings to light certain facts that starkly emphasis the importance of food upon the geopolitical stage. For example, did you know that; in recent centuries, more people have perished during wars from hunger than have through direct military action? Not only that, but that more wars have resulted due to access to food, water, and land. The point the author drives home in this fine work is that ensuring a reliable, sustainable and nutritious food supply is one of the greatest, least recognized and most affordable weapons of peace available to humanity.
Unfortunately, as the author delves into the history of food as related directly to war; man has been weaponizing food for many centuries. The 20th -Worst century is no exception. The difference this century, is the technology being applied by the technocracies, via technocrats. Many of these are secret. For example, weather manipulation. There are many books on this and web sites on this subject. The best book[s[, for readers wanting to research this phenomenon, are by Elan Freeland: Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth, June 10 2014; and, Under An Ionized Sky: From Chemtrails To Space Fence Lockdown, March 6 2018.
Although Julian Cribb fails to address these technologies used in hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, and more; in what many consider to be disaster capitalism[see Naomi Klein's, Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism(12.02.2006).
Despite that obfuscation, this fine work covers the full gamut of food in relation to war. Written in detail with the up-to-date graphs, charts, pictures, and latest research to bring his readers acumen on food and war on par with many mainstream experts.
There are ten chapters, a preface, endnotes, and an index. The Chapters are: 1) Food and Conflict/Premonitions; 2) War and Hunger; 3) The strategic Importance of Food, Land and Water; 4) Is 'Agriculture' Sustainable?; 5) Hotspots For Food In the Twenty First Century; 6)Food As An Essential Risk; 7)Food For Peace; 8) Urban dreams and Nightmares; 9) The Future of Food; 10) Conclusion/ Key Recommendations Of This Book.
Finally, from this reader's perspective, the author is more of an internationalist than a Nation State supporter/ … the rise of the nation state and the nationalistic madness that so often accompanies it remains with us to this day, an ominous and omnipresent threat to the survival of humanity in the era of state-owned nuclear weapons. That's not this reader's take, For me, it is the privatization of the government and the capture of the state by private interests that are the greatest threat to the world.
Despite that, the author work stands well above some others in this genre.