[permaculture] Gates Foundation/Community Food Enterprise
jnazak at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 1 20:01:14 EST 2010
>My last two cents:
>Here is the exact recipe for disaster as I see it:
>Wealthy industrialists + FOOD+ >Government subsidies = Famine & Waste
Yes, that is an old formula that we don't like. Now, what about:
Wealthy industrialists + a ***genuine awakening to the importance of local food and local enterprise*** = a potential force for widespread progress
I'm not saying that's necessarily what's going on with the report prepared by the Gates foundation, but from glancing at the report, I do feel that it's at least a possibility.
I'm not claiming to know the motives of the people at the Gates Foundation (or anyone else, for that matter -- even Monsanto).
I'm just saying that people and organizations evolve, and that food-consciousness seems to be one of the most common gateways to a wider sustainable-design consciousness.
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