Who REALLY feeds the World?

Good Day, God

Only after just reading the introduction to this book, Who REALLY Feeds the World, I have had my eyes opened. But, before I go on, let me say that 70% of the food produced is still produced by small agriculture — often worked by women.

Yes, I knew Roundup was really bad for human health. In fact, the rise in its use mirrors the rise in autism. And I knew that plants were being modified (GMO) so they could withstand Roundup and other pesticides and non-organic fertilizers. I even knew that the chemical fertilizers were produced by the munitions factors at the end of WWII. And I knew there was a wave of suicides amongst the India farmers due to buying hybrid seeds that cannot be saved to reproduce. Thus they have to keep on buying.

What I didn’t know was that when India had to import grain due to a drought — in 1965 — the U.S. government and the World Bank made sure that food grains would only be sent to India by American if India also imported American seeds and chemicals. This was touted as the Green Revolution.

What happened? Well, chemical fertilizers do not feed and nourish soil, nor can they help the soil hold water. So, with the advent of the monoculture of the Green Revolution diversity plummeted. No longer do the farmers in the Punjab grow 41 varieties of wheat, 37 varieties of rice and so forth.

Now the Punjab has desertified soils, depleted aquifers, indebted farmers, and many victims of pesticide-related cancer.

And now these corporations are determined to spread their industrial “food” production into the rest of the world. This is the vision of the One Percent. The One Percent that own 51% of the worlds wealth. The One Percent that donates so charitably to Universities, Research Institutions, politicians, and owns the major media outlets of the world.

I tell You, God, we NEED Your help. We need to pray for the One Percent. To bless them with enhanced understanding. Because, understanding is the very first step toward change and a healthier world.

Story teller,

Posted in a new view of Commons, accepting my need for help, connecting, Future, generating options, Greening Spirit, Prayer, The lost world of women, web of life
2 comments on “Who REALLY feeds the World?
  1. mlmullen86 says:

    Well, Margie…. how depressing… I was already discouraged… first about my own inertia, then about our own dictator president and his party trying to prevent voting by mail and squashing the CDC etc… and now to know I’ve always been part of a GREEDY-GUT NATION! LOVE, ML

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