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Big Agribusiness is Driving the World Food Crisis

From the newsletter Naked Capitalism:

“Sustainable solutions to the food crisis already exist, but they need more support. According to a report by the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group), ‘Who Will Feed Us?’, small-scale producers provide food to 70% of the world, while using only 25% of the resources.

“Instead of fueling the food crisis by serving the interests of agribusiness corporations, governments and public development banks should support projects based on the agroecology model. According to a network of grassroots groups that mobilized around the UNFSS, agroecology 'encourages diversity – of crops, people, farming methods, and knowledges – to allow for locally-adapted food systems that are responsive to environmental conditions and community needs'. This includes practices such as permaculture, agroforestry, organic farming and biodynamic farming.”

Learn More: The World’s Food Systems Are in Crisis, and Big Agribusiness Is at Its Heart