What can we learn from the criticized G-8 food alliance and what's the best way to to ensure better returns for small farmers?
I saw this quote--
“Agriculture is not just about food. It’s about livelihoods, it’s about poor communities, it’s about climate change, it’s about energy,” said Gonzalez.
and was interested... The farmers I know are not usually in financial trouble, not by any stretch of the imagination, but I think that capitalism is not the way to go about agriculture, or anything. People didn't ask to be born. People need food. Why extort people and make them (the people who did not choose to become alive) required to pay a lot of money every day of their lives for food (that they need to eat)? That really bothers me. Yet there's nothing I can do about it. I do make donations for hungry children though, to give them a bite to eat. They didn't ask to be born at all, let alone to be poor and hungry. You have those kind of people, and also the multi-billion dollar rich folks that strut around, drive Lamborghinis, and worry more about the longevity of their stock market inheritances or investments, than they do about their next meal. I have long been confused by capitalism. I don't have a day job... I am a freelance composer, and I write music when opportunities present themselves. Aside from that, I am an artist- I write books, I paint paintings, I work on creating abstract films with friends, and I write music. I have been known to sell albums for a dollar, and I have in total donated more money than I have made from my artistic pursuits. I wonder what would happen if these small farmers that want more money gave a portion of that money or of their crops to the hungry, rather than the excessively rich?