Corporate Designed Food
The promise of “green revolutions” and “record harvests” is the justification for genetically modifying crops. A few giant global corporations dominate agriculture. They represent, according to Vandana Shiva, the noted Indian environmentalist, the latest form of imperialism. Agribusiness contends it just wants to feed hungry people. What’s on the plate of genetically engineered food? Wholesome, nutritious edibles, or a recipe for more profits?
Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization, and the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the right to water. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize and the Citation for Lifetime Achievement, Canada’s highest environmental award. She served as the first Senior Advisor on water issues for the United Nations. She’s the author of Blue Gold and Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis.
Chee Yoke Ling is a lawyer with the Third World Network in Malaysia. She is an expert in international law and is involved in efforts to prevent transnational corporations from patenting seeds.