In 1998, Amartya Sen was awarded a Nobel prize in economics for his work showing that famine deaths in India had been primarily due not to lack of available food but to hungry people not having enough money to afford to buy what food was available. 741 more words
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This presentation by anti-GMO and anti-globalization activist Vendana Shiva focuses on colonialism and its fundamental role in capitalism. She quotes from 17th century philosophers Bacon and Locke, who laid the groundwork for a capitalist philosophy that is clearly at odds with most human needs. 118 more words
I just read a truly alarming book: Ellen K. Silbergeld’s 2016 Chickenizing Farms and Food: how industrialized meat production endangers workers, animals, and consumers. 692 more words
From Who Will Feed Us? The Industrial Food Chain/The Peasant Food Web by ETC Group.
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Even as we are told that ‘agribusiness as usual’ is unstoppable, less and less information about the reality of markets and market share is made public… This is, in part, because the number of analysts is consolidating as rapidly as agribusiness itself.