Big Ag: New Threats to Farming and Food Security

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram , published on Consortium News, May 14, 2021 Producers and consumers seem helpless as food all over the world comes under fast growing corporate control. Such changes have also been worsening environmental collapse, social dislocation and the human condition. The recent joint report – by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and[…]

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Indian Farmers on the Frontline Against Global Capitalism

by Colin Todhunter, published on CounterCurrents, January 16, 2021 In a short video on the empirediaries.com YouTube channel, a protesting farmer camped near Delhi says that during lockdown and times of crisis farmers are treated like “gods”, but when they ask for their rights, they are smeared and labelled as “terrorists”. He, along with thousands of other farmers, are mobilising[…]

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COVID-19: Hunger Gnaws at the Edges of the World

by Vijay Prashad and Richard Pithouse, published on Consortium News, May 19, 2020 Produced by the TriContinental Institute What the International Monetary Fund calls the Great Lockdown sent 2.7 billion people into either full unemployment or near unemployment, with many people one or two days away from desperate poverty and hunger, according to the International Labour Organization. Starvation is already evident in many regions[…]

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The 9% Lie: Industrial Food and Climate Change

by Ronnie Cummins, published on Countercurrents, July 27, 2019 The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and world) body politic, as well as a growing number of politicians, activists and even U.S. farmers. This great awakening has arrived just in time, given the record-breaking temperatures, violent weather, crop failures and massive waves of forced[…]

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