Corporate control over food
Ethiopia is one country that we always know has issues with starvation and hunger. There are five million people who live in hunger in Ethiopia. And you’ll be surprised. Eight thousand companies are vying for buying land in Ethiopia, including eighty from India.
Devinder is interviewed by Democracy Now,
Oct 14 2009
Final message to America and the European Union: please keep your subsidies, but don’t flood us with cheaper imports.
Amy Goodman had been news director of Pacifica Radio station WBAI-FM in New York City for over a decade when she co-founded Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report in 1996. Democracy Now!
Thanks to Nadia McLaren and Richard Moore from William Bowles on his remarkable site:
Using food as a weapon is as old as the siege but today’s barbarians
have upped the anté by several orders of magnitude.
“…There are only two possible ways in which a world of 10 billion
people can be averted. Either the current birth rates must come down
more quickly. Or the current death rates must go up. There is no
other way. There are, of course, many ways in which the death rates
can go up. In a thermonuclear age, war can accomplish it very quickly
and decisively. Famine and disease are nature’s ancient checks on
population growth, and neither one has disappeared from the scene …
To put it simply: Excessive population growth is the greatest single
obstacle to the economic and social advancement of most of the
societies in the developing world.” — Speech to the Club of Rome by
Robert McNamara, Oct. 2, 1979
“Overpopulation and rapid demographic growth of Mexico is already
today one of the major threats to the national security of the United
States. Unless the U.S.-Mexico border is sealed, we will be up to our
necks in Mexicans for whom we cannot find jobs.” —Robert McNamara,
then World Bank president, March 19, 1982
McNamara’s thinly veiled genocidal utterances took place over thirty
years ago, echoing the wealthy and the privileged’s fear of the
’great unwashed’ when ‘over-population’ was the buzzword. So not much
has changed has it, we’re hearing the same, tired old messages being
rolled out once again by the ruling elites and their spin doctors.
McNamara’s cries of fear about being up to his neck in Mexicans is
exactly same as the current bogey doing the rounds in Europe, only
now they’re Africans.