Monday, February 27, 2012

Protesting Those Who Feed The World

Are you ready for it?

Occupy our Food Supply starts today. The organizers promise protests of “corporate control of our food supply” across the globe.

Says the Website: “Industrial agribusiness corporations like Cargill, Monsanto, ADM and Dupont have gained runaway control of our food systems and to take them back, we'll need all the collective power we can manifest around the world.”

The “movement” claims to unite 60 “occupy” groups and 30 environmental, food and anti-corporate groups. It is coordinated by the San Francisco-based Rainforest Action Network and claims support from singer Willie Nelson, actor Woody Harrelson and -- who else? -- writer Michael Pollan.

HOTH wonders what would happen to the rainforests -- and a good bit of the world's inhabitants -- if the group achieved its goal of rolling back global food production to a system dominated by backyard farms and community gardens.

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