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Huntington News
“From Participant Media, the people who  brought you "Food, Inc” and Waiting for "Superman" the documentary, scheduled for March 1 release and the companion Participant Guide offer  an eye-opening exploration of how we can end hunger in America, maybe even before the 2015 date set by President Barack Obama. The book is based on the documentary but it can be read as a stand-alone look at the hunger problem.”

About the Author

Peter Pringle is the author and coauthor of ten books on science and politics, including the New York Times Notable Book, Food Inc., the bestselling Those Are Real Bullets: Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1972, and a mystery-thriller about food and patents, Day of the Dandelion. For thirty years, he was a foreign correspondent for British newspapers, including the Sunday Times, the Observer and the Independent. He lives in New York City.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610391810
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610391818
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

This documentary explains this all too well.
L. Rivas
The movie is an absolutely must see documentary, as well.
CBuhl
It also offers solutions and hope for the hungry.
Mary Bergfeld

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Regina Elliott on February 21, 2013
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I have some older books on the state of hunger in America and was looking for up to date information on it.
It is a very informative and helpful book and as someone who has been involved in hunger relief for over
twenty years it was a godsend.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Maryanne Mesple on March 4, 2013
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I did not need to see 'A Place at the Table' to know that hunger in the US is real. I did need to see 'A Place at the Table' to help me understand the machine that creates this horrible tragedy that touches the lives of way too many. The reality is that no one should be without food at anytime anywhere no matter what one's socioeconomic position is in our economic lopsided society. This film is a must see and reveals how politics/lobbyist combined with Mega Corporations plays a part in creating and or sustaining hunger/poverty in this once great nation of ours.
Let yourself watch this film without prejudice but rather view this amazing documentary from a place of compassion - the place where we all connect.
Being a person who went hungry as a child I can speak from experience of what it is like and this film does well showing the perspective of the souls impacted by their conditions in life ...
excellent delivery. Thank you to those who were involved in bringing this film to the public - it is about time and way past due.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Bergfeld on March 20, 2013
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Spotlights a problem that most of us are not aware of or misunderstand. It also offers solutions and hope for the hungry. This is not a book one enjoys. It is informative and thought provoking
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Rivas on March 29, 2013
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Really loved is movie. For those who believe that people can chose to buy good food, look again. This documentary explains this all too well. Our policies are ridiculous and need serious revamping. We subsidize the junk food, the most destructive to our health instead of subsidizing healthy fresh unprocessed food. We pay for this dearly. This affects our children: their health and learning. It affects our poor who desperately need better choices they can afford. Is is an excellent movie for everyone to learn from. The financial costs to our society, the health and well being, will continue to negatively impact us unless there are changes made to stop or decrease the subsidies of processed food. Society pays for this over and over. It is time to make changes now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Collette Beuther on October 30, 2013
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The book is an excellent follow-up to the documentary film of the same name. It is thorough, but not overwhelming; one can browse through the short chapters or read them in any order based on which topics are most interesting to the reader. The resources at the back of the book are very helpful.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hamid Nassery on April 23, 2013
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Hard to believe we can spend $13 B a month on a war but can't feed our hungry. Lets make more guns..
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