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Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Fight For Corn

In an era of food crisis, the fight for corn has intensified, and the importance of this grain – a staple of the diet of Mexico and a large part of the world – has been revealed to the fullest extent. The scenario we are faced with is a battle between a culture that revolves around the material and symbolic production of corn, as well as the cultural, social, and historical value placed upon this crop by humankind, and the network of commercial and political interests that sees this prodigious crop simply as another way to increase power and profit by means of plundering its native lands.

Corn is under imperialistic attack in its place of origin, primarily at the hands of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has increased Mexico’s food dependency. A popular resistance stands in opposition to this assault, playing its role in a geostrategic struggle exacerbated by climatic imbalances caused by global warming, as well as the corruption of the agroindustrial production model.


Anonymous said...

save the humans - kill the EPA

Anonymous said...

And still our government PAYS favored entities to turn our corn into ethanol to be burned in vehicles as fuel, all this while saying we have more oil reserves than any other country in the world.. The stupidity boggles the mind.

Bullard Construction said...

And the mix of ethanol + gasoline deters mileage to the point that pure gasoline only Is a better deal! Mixing in the ethanol kills the mileage enough that running pure gasoline is less dollars per mile. And less gasoline per mile. Of course, taxes are collected PER GALLON, and that is why.

Anonymous said...

I say keep our corn and let them eat their oil.