Stuffed & Starved

Life is too short to suffer through reading a bloated 300+ page book that was inflated from a doctoral dissertation. I don’t have anything against non-fiction, in fact I’m devouring a well written and approachable 1491 (America before Columbus); I just feel strongly that these types of issues could get more visibility if the writing wasn’t so starched and dry.
Basic idea of the book is great– exploring why a billion people are starving during an era when a billion people are obese, globalization’s effect on small farmers, farmer suicides, etc.
Unfortunately, his writing style renders it unreadable.

auth=Patel, Raj
sub=The Hidden Battle for the World Food System