"The fight for market share is achieved at the expense of the weakest links in the chain: farmers, and workers."
What these private equity firms are doing to the Continent of Africa has no English word other then a trip to the guillotine with a rusty dull blade. Mass displacement of the African farmers to refugee camps in Kenya such as Dadaab, home to 245,000 plus people. So Trump brags about his friends are making millions in Africa. Also not reported, these equity firms are buying up American professional sport teams like candy with their blood money. Sick!
Organic farming to the rescue.
We actually have Anti-Monopoly Laws. Who the hell decided we should stop enforcing our laws?? Oh yeah, I guess it was people like Eric Holder telling the Justice Dept. not to prosecute the Robber Bankers and other sacrosanct elites like so-called “White Collar Criminals.”
One of the big guns in this war was NAFTA. I destroyed the small farmer in Mexico and look how that turned out. The attention to Africa is warranted but just across a border line, right next door is a perfect example of corporate greed over human need.
“the withdrawal of government from economic intervention is a major cause of the colossal environmental and climate damage and the global injustice that we see today.” (from this article)
It saps your energy.
You get up in the morning and read the headlines - you read reports like this - and it’s all true.