Vandana Shiva | Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy

Vandana Shiva writes: “And it is not just farmers who are dying. Our soil organisms and pollinators are dying. Our soils are dying. Our societies are dying. Our children are dying—because of diseases caused by food loaded with toxics.”

 

Rise Up Times

Putting Monsanto on trial is only the beginning of what the world’s people must do to regain control of their food systems

By Vandana Shiva  Common Dreams  October 12, 2016

“More accumulation of wealth through corporations,” writes Shiva, “will lead to the extermination of most people, as their lands and livelihoods, their resources and democracies, are grabbed for profits and control.” (Photo: Pixabay/CC0)  

For more than a century, a poison cartel has experimented with and developed chemicals to kill people, first in Hitler’s concentration camps and the war, later by selling these chemicals as inputs for industrial agriculture.

In a little over half a century, small farmers have been uprooted everywhere, by design, further expanding the toxic fields of  the industrial agriculture.

In India, a country of small farmers, the assault of the poison cartel has driven millions off the land and pushed 300,000 farmers to suicide due…

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