27 March 2009

When food becomes a weapon

The industrialization of farming led to the increase in its scale and in the scale of its technology and of its political/economy.

Industrial farming is farming for export where food becomes a strategic commodity that enters into the military leadership's calculus about national security. All these agra-business developments lead to farming being pushed to extractive extremes, and ultimately to the exhaustion of the nation's soil's fertility.

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