Friday 04 April, 19:30

Stuffed and Starved

The Battle for the World Food System

This session proposes a big global paradox: for the first time, the number of people who go hungry on this planet has been surpassed by those who have overweight problems. The production necessary for this overfeeding of the developed world has created unsustainable agriculture systems.


In this context, it has become inevitable to question the green revolution as well as to strike up the debate on genetically modified (GM) foods, the role of multinational corporations in this crisis and their control of seed patents.

Miquel Ortega, co-coordinator of the magazine "Ecología Política" (Political Ecology) and collaborator to the campaign "No et mengis el món" (Don't Eat Up The World), will moderate a dialogue between Raj Patel, author of the book "Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World food System" and Paul Nicholson, representative of Vía Campesina for Europe.


Miquel Ortega
Paul Nicholson, Raj Patel
Eco Factor, Emerging Culture
Additional materials
food_terms_now_-_02_04_2008.doc (231.5 KB)

General information


Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
Montalegre, 5. 08001 Barcelona. Tel: (+34) 933.064.100


From April 3-5, 2008

Space opening schedule

Thursday April 3, open from 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5, open from 11 am to 10 pm

Free entrance to all activities

Prior registration for the workshops. Tel: (+34) 933.064.135. E-mail: seducatiu@cccb.org
CCCB reserves the right to modify the schedule for reasons beyond its control.