At the end of the millennium the world's developed nations agreed to try to halve hunger and poverty by 2015. But as that deadline fast approaches, how are we doing? Whilst there are some success stories, sadly some areas of the world, Sub-Saharan Africa in particular, appear trapped in a vicious cycle of hunger and poverty whereby their weakened populace doesn't even have the energy to grow stronger. Meanwhile, as we know, modernised countries struggle with over-consumption. On a global scale, it's not a matter of production - but of distribution. This a comprehensive look at the green revolution and how it has revolutionised the lives of many but also passed many by, and a look at the future of food including transgenic foods - what they are and who controls them. A thought-provoking overview of our precious edible resources.