Careful, don’t touch the food!
by Dee McLachlan
Many years ago I mentored a young couple making a film about child soldiers in Uganda. In one sequence they filmed a huge warehouse stacked high with sacks of US corn. At the time there were literally mountains of this subsidized GM (genetically modified) corn.
The young filmmakers then interviewed local farmers nearby. The farmers were growing a variety of (organic) beans, maize and vegetables. It was all organic, highly nutritious food sold at local markets. But they were going out of business — pushed out by the food AID pouring in, and flooding their market. [Read more…]