Happy world food day!

But there is not so much to celebrate because:

  • 870 million people are undernourished while 1.4 billion people are overweight;
  • 30 to 50% of food never reaches a mouth;
  • Plenty of scandals regarding food safety;
  • The world is going towards having 9 billion mouths to feed in 2050;
  • Harvests are under threat of drought and other climatic events which according to climate scientists will only get worse;
  • Agricultural ecosystems get more and more degraded;
  • Every day more small farmers are forced to stop farming;
  • Pesticides, GMO, seed restrictions, land grab and food speculation not only threaten food security, food diversity and food safety but also puts only a few big agribusinesses firmly in the drivers’ seat.

Want a drink?

You need one when you find out that Monsanto and Syngenta won this year’s world food prize. But there is no surprise there because Monsanto made sure they would! (*)

(*) with apologies for Google Translate translation

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