Category Archives: Corporate Farming

A disastrous de-skilling

Killing the skills that feed the world and economies When you kill skills, you take away livelihoods; When you de-skill peasants, you take away survival Think before you eat!  December 11, 2013 NAJMA SADEQUE Wishing to help empower women while … Continue reading

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The global agri-feudals

The global agri-feudals   The Nation   NAJMA SADEQUE   There’s nothing new about the US goal of maintaining control over the world’s food and agriculture, or at least that of “developing countries”. It’s been an open secret since Kissinger’s … Continue reading

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The battle for Pakistan’s agriculture

by Najma Sadeque The first battle never really took off even after 66 years – restoring unduly appropriated land to the tiller – and a second more destructive and far-reaching battle is already upon us. Monoculture killed three-fourths of global … Continue reading

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Conquest by GM seed

by Najma Sadeque Is our future to be controlled by corporate government? After all, that’s what happened in Iraq. Once Iraq was bombed to rubble and taken over, what was USA’s first step? They were prepared well in advance for … Continue reading

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Land-grabbing in the new age

By:Najma Sadeque Published in Pakistn Today on Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 Neo-colonialism disguised as opportunity At this very moment, an indigenous Brazilian tribe is threatening to commit mass suicide over their stolen land where the Belo Monte dam is being … Continue reading

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Corporate Farming: Turning farmlands into deserts

01 August 2002 Corporate farming accentuates desertification  The US National Commission on Small Farms (1998, US Department of Agriculture) has in its report entitled ‘A Time to Act’ called for policies that turn away from corporate agriculture and focus on … Continue reading

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