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Food Empires Creating Agricultural Crisis

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Forget speculators, forget biofuel farmers. The real cause behind the permanent food and agricultural crisis is the imperial food regime, squeezing money money out of agriculture, a Dutch professor says.


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Parsifal S (96)
Monday October 18, 2010, 11:21 am
How true.
For the topic Milk shortage in China:
China is indeed the biggest milk producer, worldwide.
This all to keep the prices up - and to fill the pockets of a few.
And to keep us in condition of fear.
Thanks Naoko

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 1:01 pm
Excellent post. Food prices rise, farmers get less. Big Agra always prospers.

Norm C (74)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 1:06 pm
He is right about the big distribution and manufacturing firms. These middlemen have always kept things so the farmers received crumbs, the retailers receive bigger crumbs, but these monoplists receive the bread, the cake and everything they can squeeze from the others.

And now those same middlemen are vertically and horizontally expanding to the point that they control almost everything worth controlling.

But do not ignore the traders. They can take a bad situation and make it far worse.

World hunger and malnutition are not related to food scarcity. They are related directly to our economic methodologies, business doctrines and corporate structures.

We can change this.

Patty Winter (16)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 5:14 pm
it really is shocking and sad that so many over eat and so many have nothing to eat.
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