Tag Archives: Global Food System

Gates Unhinged: Dystopian Vision for the Future of Food

By Colin Todhunter Source: Off-Guardian We are currently seeing an acceleration of the corporate consolidation of the entire global agrifood chain. The high-tech/data conglomerates, including Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, have joined traditional agribusiness giants, such as Corteva, Bayer, Cargill and … Continue reading

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The Free Market Is A Failure

By TheHipcrimeVocab Sorry for the deliberately click-bait-y headline, but I think this message is important to get out there. In my discussions few months back on What is Neoliberalism, I noted that a core element of neoliberal philosophy is that markets are … Continue reading

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Offering Choice but Delivering Tyranny: The Corporate Capture of Agriculture

By Colin Todhunter Source: Off-Guardian Many lobbyists talk a lot about critics of genetic engineering technology denying choice to farmers. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies to maximise choice and options. At … Continue reading

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The Globalisation of Bad Food and Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits?

By Colin Todhunter Source: RINF The proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2013. Globally, cancer is already the second-leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. In India, government … Continue reading

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