ABSTRACT

If, as we saw in Chapter 9, access to food varies by income group, class and geographical region, then what are the consequences for the disadvantaged groups and poor countries? This chapter seeks to answer that question by focusing on hunger. After an introductory section on nutrition, we ask questions about the nature of malnutrition and undernutrition. Famine is seen through the eyes of various theorists and examples are given of Bangladesh and Ethiopia.