Video: The causes of the global food crisis

Philip McMichael on the causes of the global food crisis
24 August 2012

The global food crisis seems the result of moving to increasingly unsustainable, simplified and industrialised agriculture, neoliberal foodspeculation and landgrabbing.

About Philip McMichael 

Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Research examines capitalist modernity through the lens of agrarian questions, food regimes, agrarian/food sovereignty movements, and most recently the implications for food systems of agrofuels and land grabbing. He is author/editor of numerous books (including Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change, Routledge 2011, co-edited with Jun Borras and Ian Scoones), and articles (including ‘The land grab and corporate food regime restructuring’, Journal of Peasant Studies 2012).