This book takes a deep dive world hunger/food scarcity. Get this if you’re interested in either topic. It’s probably going to be the book on this topic. The author has the bio for this, he gets the farmer perspective (having been one himself), but also the high finance. That’s refreshing.
Beware though, that this is a slog to get through. It’s was probably written with the college classroom in mind, so it has a kind of textbook feel. I could only consume it in small doses, and it took me 2 months, which is pretty rare on my part.
That said, what slows you down is the extreme research that went into this. He makes a cogent, detailed case for just how financial speculation and general mismanagement has led to world hunger.