Food Production Must Serve Human Need, Not Corporate Greed

Colin Todhunter | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

Across the globe healthy, sustainable agriculture has been uprooted and transformed to suit the profit margins of these transnational agribusiness concerns. If we continue to hand over the control of society's most important infrastructure -- food and agriculture -- to these wealthy private interests, what might the future look like? We don't need to imagine: We can see the effects right now.

Imagine A Farming Industry That Grows Food, Not Corporate Profit

Colin Todhunter | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Business
Colin Todhunter

Nyeleni (global congress for food sovereignty) produced The Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology. It advocated a model of food production radically opposed to the current corporate-controlled system. The declaration represents a challenge to transnational agribusiness. Rather than wanting to transform society and food and agriculture, these state-corporate interests require business as usual.

It Is Time India Declared Independence From Monsanto And Big GMO

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

Monsanto is now very much embedded in India. It has even been called the 'contemporary East India Company' and says GM food is necessary to feed the world's burgeoning population. Such claims are hidden behind a veil of humanitarian intent, which is easily torn away to expose self-interest. India does not need GM to feed itself and no false argument or regulatory delinquency to force them in can disguise this.

Pro-GMO Spin Diverts Attention From Root Causes Of Hunger

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Colin Todhunter

When it comes down to it, it's not really a case of being pro- or anti-GMO. It's a case of being anti-corruption and pro-democratic. When hugely powerful corporations flex their political and financial muscle, they can and do effectively slant science, politics and regulation to suit their own self-interest.

World's Leading Genetically Modified Food Maker Faces 'Biopiracy' Charges

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Business

Add a new word to your lexicon: Biopiracy. That’s what U.S.-based agribusiness giant Monsanto has been accused of in India, where the government ...