How companies frame issues of global food and hunger for their own self-interest and bottom-line profits.
There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.
History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....
...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise...
May 18, 2012 The White House
FACT SHEET: G-8 ACTION ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICA http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/18/fact-sheet-g-8-action-food-security-and-nutrition
IPS – Foreign Farmers Undermine Food Security in Zambia | Inter Press Service http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/foreign-farmers-undermine-food-security-in-zambia/
SHAMEFUL: Global Biotech Cartel gangs up on Africa Press urging them to promote GMO. http://sco.lt/8ToGbR
Op-ed: Gates Foundation should step away from funding genetically modified crops in Africa http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3207727565/op-ed-gates-foundation-should-step-away-from-funding-genetically-modified-crops-in-africa
Gates Foundation-Led Green Revolution Promotes False Solutions to Hunger in Africa http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2792758616/gates-foundation-led-green-revolution-promotes-false-solutions-to-hunger-in-africa
The New Biomassters - Marketing Synthetic Biology and The Next Assault on Biodiversity and Livelihoods http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods
USA Strong-Arms African Agriculture: Land grabs, crooked politics, gmo's all rolled into one. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/952264864/usa-strong-arms-african-agriculture-land-grabs-crooked-politics-gmo-s-all-rolled-into-one
The Global Chemical Biotech Cartel - An unprecedented power over world agriculture and human health http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health
AFRICA - SOLD: Obama Puts Big 6 Chemical GMO Giants In Charge -- of "Ending Hunger" -- in Africa http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1837261743/africa-sold-obama-puts-big-6-chemical-gmo-giants-in-charge-of-ending-hunger-in-africa
AFRICA G8 - Food Security For Whom? Corporate Profits vs SmallHolder Farmers Interest http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845106587/africa-g8-food-security-for-whom-corporate-profits-vs-smallholder-farmers-interest
The Greed Revolution: Mega Foundations, Agribusiness Threatens Rather than Solve Global Hunger http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1708919323/the-greed-revolution-mega-foundations-agribusiness-threatens-rather-than-solve-global-hunger
Africa: Opposition to Biotech Giant Monsanto Growing Worldwide, New Report Shows http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1544243876/africa-opposition-to-biotech-giant-monsanto-growing-worldwide-new-report-shows
Insight: Cancer Explosion in Africa: Could it be the food, water and pesticide cocktails? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1708338622/insight-cancer-explosion-in-africa-could-it-be-the-food-water-and-pesticide-cocktails
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WATCH: MYTHS ABOUT INDUSTRIAL "GREEN" AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA - Vandana Shiva http://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/interviews/mythology-green-revolution
VIDEO: KENYA – Why We don't Need Bill Gates' and AGRA Big Industrial GMO Agriculture "The Kamburu Story" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1601948998/kenya-why-we-don-t-need-bill-gates-and-agra-big-industrial-gmo-agriculture-the-kamburu-story
VIDEO A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva
VIDEO: ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD' FOOD SUPPLY? INDEPTH INVESTIGATION FROM AL JAZEERA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1038866656/are-giant-agriculture-firms-trying-to-monopolise-and-patent-the-world-s-food-supply