By Daniel F. Doeppers
Policymakers and students have come to achieve that obtaining foodstuff, water, and prone to the thousands who dwell within the world’s few dozen megacities is without doubt one of the twenty-first century’s such a lot ambitious demanding situations. As those populations keep growing, apocalyptic scenarios—sprawling slums affected by starvation, disorder, and social disarray—become more and more believable. In Feeding Manila in Peace and War, 1850–1945, Daniel F. Doeppers lines approximately a century within the lifetime of Manila, one of many world’s greatest towns, to teach the way it grew and what sustained it.
Doeppers follows key commodities for the city—rice, produce, fish, chicken, meat, milk, flour, coffee—and their advanced interconnections. within the approach he considers the altering ecology of the encircling area in addition to the social cloth that weaves jointly farmers, retailers, transporters, storekeepers, and door-to-door vendors.