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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 | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it
Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.

 

Watch this film now! - Running Time 53:22

GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH" VIDEO 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

 

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

 

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/

 

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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This is just horrible..no words..

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pdjmoo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:33 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.

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Time for action: the stark facts of poverty in Europe - European Parliament (press release)

Time for action: the stark facts of poverty in Europe - European Parliament (press release) | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it
Time for action: the stark facts of poverty in Europe
European Parliament (press release)
Some 120 million Europeans are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, a situation which has been made worse by the economic and financial crisis.

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This proves that poverty is literally EVERYWHERE

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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 | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it
Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.

 

Watch this film now! - Running Time 53:22

GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH" VIDEO 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

 

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

 

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/

 

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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This is just horrible..no words..

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pdjmoo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:33 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.

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HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?"

HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?" | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it
An unselfish act is an act in which one person benefits while the person performing the act gains nothing. Find out if an unselfish act is possible.

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I think there is such thing as an unselfish act I believe

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Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

it good

Dylan Bradley's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

I like this speachy thing

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Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families'

Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families' | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it
A dramatic rise in children living in poverty-stricken working families has alarmed campaigners, with the government urged to take actions by charities.

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Wow...this is just horrible....

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Matt Percy's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:08 PM

This is just amazing, the parents must be horridly selfish

mitch ferris's comment, June 20, 2013 10:10 PM
I agree!!!!!!
Eliza Gwillim's comment, July 21, 2013 8:56 PM
Yes but then the parents might not earn enough to sustain their families!
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South Asia and the Geography of Poverty

South Asia and the Geography of Poverty | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it

The world has become relatively less poor in the last few decades. People under conditions of extreme poverty -- that is, living on less than $1.25 per day -- have declined as a proportion of the world population, from 52 percent in 1981 to 22 percent in 2008. Thirty years ago almost 75 percent of the developing world lived with $2 a day or less, this number is down to 43 percent today. Despite the relatively good news, however, 2.5 billion people continue to live in poverty (below the $2/day line), and 1.3 billion in extreme poverty (below the $1.25/day line).

Along with changing numbers, the geography of poverty has also shifted, as illuminated by Ejaz Ghani, Lakhsmi Iyer, and Saurabh Mishra in the latest Economic Premise -- Promoting Shared Prosperity in South Asia. While economic growth has lifted many people out of poverty, some regions can now be singled out as places where large numbers remain below the extreme poverty line.


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Wow, 2/3 of the world's poor live mainly in India and other Asian regions!

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Reaching Indonesia’s poor and vulnerable| glObserver Global Economics

Reaching Indonesia’s poor and vulnerable| glObserver Global Economics | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it
The rate of poverty reduction continues to slow in Indonesia, despite sustained economic growth.

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Over 50% of Indonesia's population lives below the poverty line!! This country NEEDS our help!

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Child Poverty In America On The Rise - WBUR

Child Poverty In America On The Rise - WBUR | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it
WBUR Child Poverty In America On The Rise WBUR Kristin Seefeldt, professor of Social Work and researcher at the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, author of “Working After Welfare” and “America's Poor and the Great Recession.”...
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Wow...this shouldnt be happening..

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What Climate Change Means for Africa, Asia and the Coastal Poor

What Climate Change Means for Africa, Asia and the Coastal Poor | Would you make a difference? | Scoop.it
A new scientific report commissioned by the World Bank explores the likely impacts of present day, 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East...
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Climate change is having a huge effect on poverty! We need to start taking care of our environment! FAST!

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