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Watch Now: "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

Watch Now: "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

                         WATCH THIS FILM NOW  Running Time 53:22

                                   GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH"

Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

    How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich foreign corporations are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into American-style agribusiness monoculture mechanized  farms for their own profit and export, destroying and changing ecosystems and the culture. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism threatening their ability to feed themselves.  As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960.  In Mali, an American plan for a vast genetically engineered sugar cane (biofuel) operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.... http://video.pbs.org/video/2296680847

 

MORE ABOUT THE FILM http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

LAND GRAB, SPECULATION, BIOFUELS = FOOD CRISIS http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

 

▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

 

Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

April 27, 2012

▶  EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

May 7, 2013 EurActive - The BioFuel Industry Push Back
▶  BIOFUELS INDUSTRY SENT "THREE MAILS AN HOUR" IN ILUC LOBBY OFFENSIVE http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-industry-sent-mails-hou-news-519531

 

Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

▶  BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

▶  FOOD, FUEL AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - THE INCOME DIVIDE FOOD WARS http://sco.lt/8f8GfJ

 

29 March, 2013 - Brownfield Ag News For America
▶  AGRICULTURAL LAND PRICES: DEMAND OR BUBBLE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/03/29/ag-land-prices-demand-or-bubble/

 

March 1, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
 ▶   GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

 

 Oakland In Institute, February 19, 2014

▶  WALL STREET, CORPORATION BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/97WQj3

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

▶ FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

 

 

MORE ON HOW FOREIGN LAND GRABS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 8:33 PM

When profits overide local culture, destroy ecosystems and environment for the western ideal of monoculture agriculture, owned by multi-nationals, displacing local indigenous peoples, it is time to draw a line.

In this instance, in Mali, the sugar cane is for export, not for local food supply and the indigenous peoples will be doomed to working laborers in an environment of big agriculture for little money.  Creating dependency on foreign aid and hand-outs for food for survival while foreign entities profit greatly is NOT where we should be going for the future.

Money is not the currency for many cultures, it is producing food locally for themselves and their community and we have no right to impose our outside mega gmo agriculture on anyone, destroying their connection to their lands and livelihoods.

James C's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:43 AM

This is just horrible..no words..

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At the Nexus of Agrofuels, Land Grabs and Hunger – Part 1

At the Nexus of Agrofuels, Land Grabs and Hunger – Part 1 | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

While the United Nations climate talks in Durban enter their ninth day of political feet-dragging, researchers and peasants around the world are busy connecting the dots between so- called "green climate solutions", industrialised agriculture and chronic hunger.

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Monsanto Company News - Moving to Control World Food Supply

News about the Monsanto Company. Commentary and archival information about the Monsanto Company from The New York Times.
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The Future of Food-Part 2 Vandana Shiva

In part two, Dr. Vandana Shiva expresses her strong views about the problems of hunger in the developing world; the struggle of farmers in India; biotechnology, and her prescription for the type of farming model she believes the world needs....http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

VIDEO: A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE: Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M_sppz11eY&feature=youtu.be

 

SMALL FAMILY/ORGANIC FARMERS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL AGAINST MONSANTO -- CSR WIRE  The Future of Your Food http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1157036889/small-family-organic-farmers-fight-for-survival-against-monsanto-the-future-of-your-food

 

 

Ecocide and Sacred Law: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3444163013/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

The USA Monoculture mania must and can be overcome - Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2468166985/the-usa-monoculture-mania-must-and-can-be-overcome-industrial-agriculture

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Are giant agriculture firms trying to monopolise and patent the world's food supply?

Are giant agriculture firms trying to monopolise and patent the world's food supply? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

AL JAZEERA - AN INDEPTH INVESTIGATION

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▶  DOES 'BIOPIRACY' ENDANGER WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES?

Seed monopolies could affect livelihoods of farmers, biodiversity. Patenting crop-breeding techniques has economic, ecological and ethical implications. Currently, five biotech corporations account for 77 percent of patents on living organisms.

http://stream.aljazeera.com/

 

AGROPOLY - September 2013
▶  A HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS CONTROL WORLD FOOD PRODUCTION (PDF REPORT) http://www.econexus.info/publication/agropoly-handful-corporations-control-world-food-production

 

PDF REPORT

http://www.econexus.info/sites/econexus/files/Agropoly_Econexus_BerneDeclaration_wide-format.pdf

 

ETC Group, September 4, 2013
▶  WHO WILL CONTROL THE AGRICULTURAL INPUTS: THE STATE OF CORPORATE CONCENTRATION, 2013 (PDF REPORT)
PUTTING THE CARTEL BEFORE THE HORSE... AND FARM, SEEDS, SOIL AND PEASANTS ETC. http://www.etcgroup.org/putting_the_cartel_before_the_horse_2013

 

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

 

Moneylife, September 13, 2013
▶  GM CROPS - PART 3: THE ECONOMICS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.moneylife.in/article/gm-crops-part3-the-economics-of-genetically-modified-food/34454.html

 

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▶   SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - VIDEO - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF AFRICAN FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/5cAkpF

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL:  AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

 

20 March, 2013 - Nation of Change

MONSANTO'S DEATH GRIP ON YOUR FOOD

Monsanto’s near-monopoly gives the company the right to control access to a staple food item that is found in a wide range of consumer products... http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-s-death-grip-your-food-1363790329

 

MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE - CONTROL OF WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

Red, Green and Blue, February 19, 2012

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS:

Monsanto has been systematically blocking researchers from using its patented gene modified (GMO) seeds to learn if there are problems with them, according to an explosive op-ed in yesterday’s LA Timesby Doug Gurian-Sherman of the Union of Concerned Scientists.Source: Red Green & Bluehttp://redgreenandblue.org/2011/02/14/monsanto-blocks-research-on-gmo-safety/

 

U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS/PROMOTES BIOTECH FOOD IN THRUST FOR CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/8RhvPt

 

WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3087172079/why-is-there-so-little-independent-peer-reviewed-gmo-research

 

Guardian, George Monbiot, September 30, 2013
FOR SCIENTISTS IN A DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT POLICY IN BRITAIN, CANADA AND AUSTRALIA IS CRUSHING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ON BEHALF OF CORPORATE POWER http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/30/scientists-democracy-dissent-reasonable-boyd

 

OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD - THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

 

 

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Cartel http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

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Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis

Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

New VIDEO report calls for sweeping agricultural reform...

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Biofuels Land Grab: Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence" [Slide Show]

Biofuels Land Grab: Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence" [Slide Show] | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Across the globe, local farmers are being displaced to make way for energy crop plantations...

POLOCHIC VALLEY, GUATEMALA—Echoes from armed raids still seem to resound in this valley, eight hours north of the capital city. In early 2011 military and paramilitary forces forcibly evicted 13 communities of indigenous Mayan peasants—some 300 families were dispossessed of disputed land they had been living on for three years to secure the property rights of one powerful local family, the Widmanns, and its agribusiness company Chabil Utzaj.

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