Oct 16, 2012
World Food Day -- a day to remember that nearly a billion people in the world are hungry despite the fact that there is enough food to go around. Food has been turned into a mere commodity to be exported, traded and speculated upon, rather than a basic human right.
At this very moment
we are supporting communities in Uganda
and Argentina who are struggling to stop companies from
taking their lands in order to reap heavy profits instead of healthy
harvests. Fertile farmland and lush forests are being converted into
soy and palm oil monoculture plantations. Crops are being grown and
flown across the globe to feed cars and animals, rather than to feed
Also on World Food Day, Friends of
the Earth International released our latest Food Sovereignty Report.
This year we take aim at the industry-supported myth of “sustainable
intensification,” another name for the
environmentally destructive corporate concentration of food