In a recent speech the US president said the key to end hunger in Africa is using GMOs. Despite a report of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations which clearly warns that GMOs endanger food sovereignty. Supported by the Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the supposed need to bring the green revolution to poverty-stricken Africa is promoted as the only way to yield good and sufficient crops. Evidently poverty is being used here to push profits.
At the same time Europe is to remain a GMO free zone. Organic foods without chemical infestation are exported from places like India to Europe while nobody in India knows what people there get to eat.
Surely, the world is full of contradictions and anomalies. “This brings a lot of anger in people’s minds,“ the activist from India comments. “But there are alternatives. Give us time. Money should not go into subsidizing chemical industry but the farmers directly. The axis between governments and companies has to be broken.”
An indigenous farmer from Bangladesh puts it a slightly different way: “If you would leave us alone with your industrial agriculture and technology we could feed ourselves. Farmers know more than your scientists.“
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