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  1. Africa's Farm Revolution - Who will Benefit?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A farming revolution is under way in Africa, pushed by giant corporations and the UK's aid budget. It will surely be good for the global economy, but will Africa's small farmers see the benefit?
  2. Agri-Terrorists Accuse Seed Bank of Agri-Terrorism
    The Terror of GMOs

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Since their beginnings, the USDA and state departments of agriculture have heavily subsidized, and acted as the enforcement arm of, the corporate agribusiness crime syndicate, terrorizing people who presume to feed themselves without paying tribute to their corporate crime lords.
  3. Agrica's Tanzania Rice Scheme Has Devastated Local Farmers, Say NGOs
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A flagship rice plantation in Tanzania run by UK investors has allegedly destroyed the livelihoods of local smallholder farmers, driven them into debt and impacted the local environment, according to a new report published by the Oakland Institute.
  4. Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
    How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
  5. California drought: agribusiness, fracking untouched by water rationing
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    California has responded to the drought by rationing water, with $500 fines for domestic 'water wasters'. But agribusiness and water-intensive industries like fracking remain untouched by the restrictions, even though they consume over 90% of the state's water.
  6. Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  8. Cracking The Food Chain
    Shut out by supermarkets, farmers fertilize direct links between the field and the kitchen table

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    A survey of the challenges faced by farmers seeking to market for their organic produce.
  9. Democracy for the Few
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and why? Who pays and in what ways. These are the central questions investigated in this book.
  10. Food, Shelter and the American Dream
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
  11. Ghana's women farmers resist the G7 plan to grab Africa's seeds
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Sharing and saving seed is a crucial part of traditional farming all over Africa. Governments, backed by multinational seed companies, are imposing oppressive seed laws that attack the continent's main food producers and open the way to industrial agribusiness.
  12. Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be useful to consider a selection of relevant literature to see what it says about the role of organic farming, how this model of agriculture impacts farmers and whether or not it can actually feed the global population.
  13. GMOs, Development and the Politics of Unhappiness
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and sell a system which by its very nature is designed to benefit a minority at the expense of the majority.
  14. Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Hungry City details the transformation of the food industry and it's not so benevolent impact on humanity. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the by-products of a system that is characterized by over consumption in one part of the world and starvation in others. Output and the complex international infrastructure that supports are controlled by profit. Steel also documents how production of food is controlled by fewer companies accountable to no one but themselves. Her examples include the following: 90% of milk in the United States comes from one breed of cow; the same proportion of commercial eggs from a single breed of hen; British supermarkets have reduced the 2000 varieties of apples down to two. The food chain becomes vulnerable to disease, contamination or terrorism. As well as a guide to the the history of the food chain from farm to plate to landfill it is also a warning on the waste and destruction of our current food systems.
  15. I was wrong on veganism
    Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requirement of livestock rearing so much as an entrenched practice, and offers suggestions for greening the industry.
  16. Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture using patented seeds and varieties.
  17. Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
  18. Monsanto vs. Vernon Bowman's Farm
    The Fiction of Intellectual Property

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Monsanto’s entire case against Vernon Bowman — as with Percy Schmeiser — is that their profits will be negatively affected if they’e not empowered to dictate what Vernon Bowman does on his own land and with his own stuff. The relief they’re requesting is that the state should therefore so empower them.
  19. Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.
  20. Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land breaks the community, displaces access to food and water, and uproots the connection to nature and [local] knowledge. There is an old saying in Africa: the land doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to our children, and the children of our children.
  21. Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
  22. The Right-to-Farm Scam
    Third Wave Corporatocracy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    When Monsanto’s home state of Missouri passed the “Right to Farm” on August 5, 2014 the third noose of corporate control tightened around the neck of the US. Unlike the first two steps of corporate domination of public life, this was a constitutional amendment that would block the state legislature or voters from passing future laws for environmental protection, animal welfare or labeling of contaminated food. This third wave corporatocracy could well spread across US and globally as it becomes a new form of mass disenfranchisement.
  23. Sources welcomes the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals raised for food in Canada through public education, legislative change and consumer choice.
  24. The Spider & The Fly, Agribusiness and the Farmer, The Way it Really is
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    This account of potato farming issues in New Brunswick was prepared by the National Farmers' Union for the Farmers' Enquiry in New Brunswick.
  25. Stuffed and Starved
    Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    This investigation into the global food market postulates that the current state of population health, where one billion people are overweight and one billion people are starving exemplifies the disequilibrium resulting from the liberalization of agriculture in the developing world by the forces of globalization and the policies of the IMF and World Bank.
  26. The Throes of Democracy
    Brazil since 1989

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
  27. Toward the Agro-Police State
    You’ll Need an iPad if You Want to be a Farmer

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of agriculture are not caused by a lack of technology, or even by a lack of productivity (overproduction has as a matter of fact been a more frequent problem for farmers). The root problems are political and economic in nature.
  28. Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing has changed the face of agriculture. Now we are left to decide if it was a good thing, this world changing shift in crop production brought about by GM crops.

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