Tuesday, November 10, 2009

80 5

According to the TED video "How food shapes our cities" featuring Carolyn Steel 80% of the global food trade is performed by only 5 companies (at 3:15 of the video). To these extremes globalization has taken us. Why does the general public not think that this is too much power in too few hands (10 hands in this particular case)? Why does the average John Doe not see that this is inherently risky on so many levels? Why does the average Jane Doe not see that democratic citizens are losing control over such a basic need as food and that this control is handed freely and voluntarily to soul-less corporations? We need to stop globalization before globalization enslaves us even further.

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