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ANALYSIS: ‘Food Empires Creating Agricultural Crisis’

Posted on 18 October 2010 by admin

A farmer works crop fields. Dutch professor Jan-Douwe van der Ploeg says that multinational food empires manipulate markets, causing price volatility that affects both consumers and farmers. Credit:Mary Chind/IPS

Analysis by Frank Mulder

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Oct 18, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Forget speculators, forget biofuel farmers. The real cause behind the permanent food and agricultural crisis is the imperial food regime, squeezing money out of agriculture, a Dutch professor says.
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Posted on 14 February 2010 by admin

Kumi Naidoo

By Kumi Naidoo (*)

AMSTERDAM, Feb (IPS) As the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International I am often asked what changes I plan to make for the
organisation. The response I give is one which I believe applies to Civil Society as a whole: I would like us to become even more inclusive in our
membership, even more united with other groups in our work, even more determined in talking truth to power, and even more active all around the
globe.¬†Many of our world’s most important international infrastructures are in¬†shambles, which has both contributed to and exacerbated the current series
of manmade crises: food crisis, oil crisis, poverty crisis, and, of course, the climate crisis.

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