Wall Street, BP, Bio-Ethanol and the Death of Millions
Our planet has everything we need to produce nutritious natural food to feed the entire world population many times over. Yet, we face a decade or more of famine on a global scale because key forces and interest groups have decided to artificially create a scarcity of nutritious food, writes F. William Engdahl.
By F. William Engdahl
My late grandfather, a man of sturdy Norwegian-American farm stock, who later became a newspaper editor and political activist during the First World War, used to say, ‘A man can get used to pretty much anything with time, except dying…and even that with some practice.’ Well, as fate has it, it seems we, the vast majority of the human race, are about to test that adage in regard to the availability of our daily bread itself.
Posted in Biotechnology, CorpoGov
Tagged ADM, banksters, Barclays, bunge, cargill, CFTC, Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Commodity Modernization Act of 2000, Common Agriculture Policy, Continental Grain, derivatives, famine, food bubble, GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, globalization, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, industrialization, JP Morgan, lehman bros, manufactured food scarcity, subprime scam, Uruguay Round, wall street
By Devinder Sharma
Ever since I was a child I have been drinking milk bought directly from a small dairy in my neighbourhood. When I moved to New Delhi, for some months I managed to get my direct supply of milk from a neighbourhood supplier. But soon, the buffalo-keeper moved out his animals under pressure from builders. This was almost two decades back, and since then I am left with little option but to buy processed milk.
However, there are millions in India who can afford to avoid intake of processed milk and I think they are the lucky ones. I wish I could still buy my daily requirement of milk from the small neighbourhood dairies that dot the outskirts of New Delhi, and elsewhere.
Posted in CorpoGov, Factory Farms, Food Criminalization, Food Legislation
Tagged ADM, cargill, devinder sharma, food control, food freedom, FTA, imf, monsanto, raw milk, syngenta, walmart, world bank, wto