Henry Kissinger, the former US national security adviser and secretary of state says, “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”
Food fascism is all about controlling the food supply and thereby controlling the people. The vested interests get to decide who eats and who starves.
US strategy in last few decades has deliberately destroyed family farming in the US and abroad and led to 95%% of all grain reserves in the world coming under the control of six multinational agribusiness corporations.
As the family farms drop off the radar, these agribusiness corporations have come to control our food supply. The family farms are associated with the values of conservation, independence, self-reliance, family, and community and these agribusinesses are here to destroy these values. They exist for sheer profiteering and nothing else matters to them.
Before the first supermarket appeared on the American landscape in 1946, our food was in our homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. Now this is all a history. Growing your own food or preserving your own seeds is becoming a criminal offense. Most US cities are making it illegal to hand out food to the homeless. In Florida, a 90 year old veteran was arrested for feeding the homeless.
This isn’t normal. For a healthier and a better world, we need to get back to the land, back to our freedom. Our freedom begins with food freedom. As Fukuoka says, “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
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