Takes a cold. clear look at the facts and myths of food production and provides answers. Considers its history, from its origins 10,000 years ago to the Global Supermarket of today. Cliches and half-truths about over-population, climate and inefficient farming usually given as the reason for Third World hunger, are discarded. Exposes the ruthless game of multinational agri-business, unmasks pious aid programmes and reveals the basis of further exploitation.