Graph: Data compiled by GRAIN from government and UN sources, 2008-2010 (except Australia=2005)
By Rady Ananda
A research group that supports community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems, GRAIN, has released a global report, Food Safety for Whom? Corporate Wealth vs. Peoples’ Health, showing how governments and corporations use “food safety” to manipulate market access and control. Rather than making food safer, domestic and trade rules “force open markets, or backdoor ways to limit market access.”
Posted in Biotechnology, CAFOs, CorpoGov, Factory Farms, FDA, Food Criminalization, Genetically Engineered Food, Health Foods, Monopolies, organic, Peasants, Farmers, Ranchers, pollution, Sustainable Practices
Tagged Australia, bayer crop science, canada, corporate food system, dupont, FDA, food freedom, Food Safety for Whom? Corporate Wealth vs. Peoples’ Health, food safety modernization act, food sovereignty, GATT, gmo label, GRAIN, India, korea, maine, monsanto, paul noble, sick food, syngenta, us, walmart, wikileaks, wto
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