Food as a Commodity

Authors

  • Fred Magdoff

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-063-08-2012-01_2

Keywords:

Ecology

Abstract

Food is one of the most basic of human needs. Routine access to a balanced diet is essential for both growth and development of the young, as well as for general health throughout one's life. Although food is mostly plentiful, malnutrition is still common. The contradiction between plentiful global food supplies and widespread malnutrition and hunger arises primarily from food being considered a commodity, just like any other.

Published

2012-01-02

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Section

Articles