The modern world runs as much on the ready flow of capital as it does on fossil fuels. That means those interests with access to tons of capital are positioned to purchase the best minds when it comes to P.R., psychological forms of propaganda, and media access.
The same types of minds that came up with things like "No child left behind," or "The Obama health care plan," or "Healthy Forest Initiative," drew up this idea of a Global Alliance for Smart Agriculture.
No Child Left Behind created an entrance for the big standardized testing corps. With the "evidence" then gathered, "failing schools" could be closed down. Enter a fiscal buffet for disaster capitalists.
The Obama health care plan is, as many recognize, a ridiculous payoff to insurance companies as if these sociopathic organizations have any right to stand between a patient and their access to genuine health CARE.
The Healthy Forest Initiative created a pretext for cutting down priceless hard wood under the guise of wisely managing forests.
With chemical and fertilizer and gen. tech companies running this alliance, it's just another consortium of special interests. Just as U.S. military forces wreck countries and seldom put the pieces back together, these corporations destroy the natural world under the guise of saving lives and feeding the hungry.
As Vandana Shiva and others teach: women peasant farmers know how to restore the earth's soils through wise farming practices. Their contribution can help to offset global warming.
The problem is that it's Big Money that's been running the agenda and it mostly uses its influence to push its own preferred policies dressed up by extensive, audience tested green-washing and other PR tactics.