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CONTROL OF THE WORLD’S FOOD SUPPLY

How Goldman gambled on starvation
July 2, 2010, The Independent (One of the UK’s leading newspapers)
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-how…

This is the story of how some of the richest people in the world – Goldman, Deutsche Bank, the traders at Merrill Lynch, and more – have caused the starvation of some of the poorest people in the world. At the end of 2006, food prices across the world started to rise, suddenly and stratospherically. Within a year, the price of wheat had shot up by 80 per cent, maize by 90 per cent, rice by 320 per cent. In a global jolt of hunger, 200 million people – mostly children – couldn’t afford to get food any more, and sank into malnutrition or starvation. There were riots in more than 30 countries, and at least one government was violently overthrown. Then, in spring 2008, prices just as mysteriously fell back to their previous level. Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, calls it “a silent mass murder”, entirely due to “man-made actions.” Through the 1990s, Goldman Sachs and others lobbied hard and the regulations [controlling agricultural futures contracts] were abolished. Suddenly, these contracts were turned into “derivatives” that could be bought and sold among traders who had nothing to do with agriculture. A market in “food speculation” was born. The speculators drove the price through the roof.

Note: For a very powerful New York Times article by a top Goldman Sachs executive who recently quit for reasons of conscience, click here. Some researchers speculate that the global elite are aware that alternative energies will eventually replace oil, which has been a prime means of control and underlying cause of many recent wars. As a replacement for oil, the elite and their secret societies are increasingly targeting control of the world’s food supply through terminator crops which produce no seed, and through the patenting of seeds.



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doctorswithoutborders:

“There are millions of children suffering from malnutrition today–out of view from journalists and TV cameras. Why should they have to wait to be caught up in the middle of a war or a food crisis in order to receive the kinds of high-value foods that will help them grow healthy and strong and reach their potential?”
- Dr. Susan Shepherd, MSF Nutrition Advisor
This is one of 195 million stories of malnutrition. Sign the petition and donate your profile to help us rewrite the story.
Photo: © Lynsey Addario/VII

doctorswithoutborders:

“There are millions of children suffering from malnutrition today–out of view from journalists and TV cameras. Why should they have to wait to be caught up in the middle of a war or a food crisis in order to receive the kinds of high-value foods that will help them grow healthy and strong and reach their potential?”

- Dr. Susan Shepherd, MSF Nutrition Advisor

This is one of 195 million stories of malnutrition. Sign the petition and donate your profile to help us rewrite the story.

Photo: © Lynsey Addario/VII

September172011

food-forthought:

Vanishing of the Bees: The documentary film, Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.

(Source: notforfoodies, via fattyfalldown)

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