How America’s food supply has been hijacked by multinational corporations

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Jonathan Benson
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Food is a natural human right — not in the sense that governments should be in charge of providing it for the people, but rather that human beings are endowed with the right and responsibility to grow it for themselves and reap the fruits of their labor, without interference from governments and corporations.

But the modern food supply has been hijacked by an amalgamation of both government and private industry, what is more popularly known as a fascist state, which increasingly controls what people eat and how they eat it. The crux of this largely state-controlled food supply is an industrial system of monoculture that generates high profits for the fat cats, but that also pollutes both land and food.

For the average consumer, the fact that the food supply has changed dramatically since World War II-era industrialization may not be all that apparent. After all, there’s seemingly more food than ever at the big-box grocery stores these days, and if you live in a big city, you can get almost any food you want year-round, creating an illusion of abundance.

But it’s not the availability of food that’s the issue — it’s the types and quality of the food available, and where it comes from, that tells the real story. Most of what’s stocked on grocery store shelves today contains factory-farmed ingredients that, with every purchase, fill the coffers of multinational corporations.

These same ingredients often come from crops that are heavily sprayed with pesticides like Roundup, which contains glyphosate, that pollute the environment and leave traces of poison in the final product, whether it be breads, cereals, pastries or even conventional fruits and vegetables. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are also corporate-owned, are duly problematic.

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