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OCA and Vandana Shiva on the “Meals Disaster”

As my long-term India-based pal and political ally, Vandana Shiva factors out, the 2022 world Meals Disaster (the third in 15 years) is just not primarily pushed by meals shortage nor provide chain breakdowns. Tallying up world meals inventories, the Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO), the World Financial institution, and the Worldwide Panel of Specialists on Sustainable Meals Methods (IPES), all admit there’s at the moment “no threat of world meals provide shortages.” In actuality there’s loads of meals for everybody, together with the 840 million poverty-stricken individuals who can be going to mattress hungry tonight. The depraved root of the disaster, as Vandana states, are these “sowing starvation and reaping income.”

The diabolical architects of the meals disaster are the worldwide bankers, meals and grain hoarders, and monetary speculators, aided and abetted by the Poison Cartel—i.e. the worldwide financial elite making “killer” income from poisonous meals and (manipulated) rising meals costs, destroying public well being (a lot to the advantage of their Huge Pharma allies) and exacerbating U.S. and world poverty.

Institutionalizing the prison madness of this degenerative “profit-at-any-cost” meals, farming, and land use system are 80 years of indentured, corrupt politicians subsidizing chemical and GMO meals and industrial agriculture, extremely processed (extremely worthwhile) artificial meals, and so-called “Free Commerce,” systematically undermining the livelihoods of small farmers and ranchers, particularly these using conventional/natural/agroecological farming and animal husbandry practices.

Had been it not for the greed and compulsive lust for energy of out-of-control companies reminiscent of Bayer/Monsanto, Cargill, Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Nestle; trillion greenback buyers like Black Rock and Vanguard; Huge Pharma profiteers like Moderna and Pfizer, and could be world dictators like Invoice Gates and Klaus Schwab, exploiting an engineered pandemic, fear-mongering, orchestrating a disastrous demolition of small enterprise, farmers, and native/regional markets, there could be no meals disaster, nor discuss of a technocratic “Nice Reset.”

The worldwide elite’s latest makes an attempt to engineer a “Nice Reset” extra carefully resembles Orwell’s 1984 dystopian novel or the present Chinese language Communist Get together dictatorship somewhat than a “inexperienced economic system” primarily based upon constitutional rights, particular person freedom, and participatory democracy.

Huge Meals, Huge Information, Huge Pharma, Silicon Valley (riddled with CIA and FBI brokers) the Pentagon, and the CIA need us to consider that industrial agriculture, manufacturing facility farms, genetic engineering, poisonous chemical substances, lab meals, hi-tech weapons, biolabs, and engineered medicine and vaccines will feed, nurture, and shield us. They need us to overlook that meals is the most effective medication. They need to persuade us that we are able to thrive on GMOs and lab meals and dispense with the world’s 500 million small farms, 70 billion livestock, and three billion rural villagers/residents. They need us, particularly the exploited and psychologically under-siege majorities of Russia, China, and the West, to proceed to combat amongst ourselves, somewhat than be part of collectively and overthrow the tyrants who threaten our freedom and our survival.

However as Vandana, OCA, and our allies perceive, what we’d like as an alternative of the World Financial Discussion board’s technocratic dystopia is an Natural Reset: a regenerative meals and farming revolution rooted in agroecology, meals sovereignty, and Truthful Commerce/commerce, a participatory resistance and reset carried out by the worldwide grassroots, North and South, farmers and shoppers, city and rural.

As Vandana writes: “Agroecology not solely will increase farmers’ incomes, but additionally will increase diet and well being whereas rejuvenating soil, water, and biodiversity… mitigating local weather change and enhancing resilience. What we’d like are radically transformative methods that acknowledge peoples’ wants, accord dignity, respect nature, put individuals above income, resist company seize, and work collectively in the direction of a good and first rate meals system for all.

What we’d like is to create Native Meals Methods, Biodistricts, and social and inclusive economic system networks primarily based on financial democracy, together with academic packages and farmers’
markets to hyperlink native natural farmers with the group. Governments, and regional and worldwide establishments, should assist these constituencies’ pathways for remodeling company meals methods by means of agroecology and meals sovereignty.”

Learn extra: Sowing Starvation, Reaping Income – A Meals Disaster by Design


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