By Vandana Shiva
Today, Feb. 27, is an Occupy Our Food Supply day of action. The following essay is just one of several related posts that will be appearing around the internet to mark the day.
The biggest corporate takeover on the planet is the hijacking of the food system, the cost of which has had huge and irreversible consequences for the Earth and people everywhere.
From the seed to the farm to the store to your table, corporations are seeking total control over biodiversity, land, and water. They are seeking control over how food is grown, processed, and distributed. And in seeking this total control, they are destroying the Earth’s ecological processes, our farmers, our health, and our freedoms.
Posted in Biotechnology, CAFOs, Environment, Factory Farms, Genetically Engineered Food, Health Foods, organic, Peasants, Farmers, Ranchers
Tagged food freedom, Navdanya, occupy food supply, ows food, seed sovereignty, vandana shiva
Food justice advocates rise up to confront corporate control of our food system
By Common Dreams
An alliance of Occupy groups, environmental and food justice organizations have called for a global day of action on February 27 to resist corporate control of our food system and to work towards a healthy food supply for all.
Occupy Our Food Supply is a call facilitated by Rainforest Action Network and is supported by over 60 Occupy groups and over 30 organizations including Family Farm Defenders, National Family Farms Coalition and Pesticide Action Network.
Posted in Biotechnology, Genetically Engineered Food, Health Foods, Sustainable Practices
Tagged feb 27 occupy food, food democracy, food freedom, food rights, food sovereignty, just food, no GMO, occupy food supply, slow food, vandana shiva