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How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others

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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 12:50 PM
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The G8 scheme does nothing to address the problems that are at the core of hunger and malnutrition but will serve only to further poverty and inequality.

Driving through Ngong Hills, not far from Nairobi, Kenya, the corn on one side of the road is stunted and diseased. The farmer will not harvest a crop this year. On the other side of the road, the farmer gave up growing corn and erected a greenhouse, probably for growing a high-value crop like tomatoes. Though it's an expensive investment, agriculture consultants now recommend them. Just up the road, at a home run by Kenya Children of Hope, an organization that helps rehabilitate street children and reunite them with their families, one finds another failed corn crop and another greenhouse. The director, Charity, is frustrated because the two acres must feed the rescued children and earn money for the organization. After two tomato crops failed in the new greenhouse, her consultant recommended using a banned, toxic pesticide called carbofuran.



Will Obama's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition help farmers like Charity? The New Alliance was announced in conjunction with the G8 meeting last Friday. Under the scheme, some 45 corporations, including Monsanto, Syngenta, Yara International, Cargill, DuPont, and PepsiCo, have pledged a total of $3.5 billion in investment in Africa. The full list of corporations and commitments has just been released, and one of the most notable is Yara International's promise to build a $2 billion fertilizer plant in Africa. Syngenta pledged to build a $1 billion business in Africa over the next decade. These promises are not charity; they are business.


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On the surface, it seems like all these big companies are helping out Africa.. yay for them! NOT! Corporate greed and charity just don;t go together.. There is no way they would promise to invest 3.5 Billion dollars for the needs of humanity! This is all about money, as it always is.

Also, does it seem right that Obama and other bigwigs are 'selling' Africa out?! Where is the voice of the African people? Do they want this? I highly doubt it

Thoughts?!




posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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It is very clear when you look into 'charity' that it is a tool of Imperialism. From Foriegn Aid to the IMF to Corporate Charity,it is all about making profit and spreading Imperialism.

Ron Paul explains the 'charity' scam very well.
www.la.org.au...



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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This is nothing new American Corporations have been exploiting Africa and it's resources since before the Revolution. It also is not something unique to the US. This is what every advanced industrial power does. The real outrage shouldn't be that we have done it and are still doing it. But rather the consumers whose hands are dirty from supporting it are still consuming. Because ultimately it is their consumption that is okaying this type of thing.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Capitalist Imperialism has no moral imperitive, it is liken to a swarm of locust that devour everything in it's path, sucking the very marrow from the bones of the people. Compassion and empathy are qualities which define our humanity and are not to be found in multinational capitalist organizations, who's sole purpose is avarice, power and the subjugation of markets and the people within those markets. These Capitalist Pigs are enemies of the people. It is time for workers around the world to unite to defeat these scoundrels.

AND it's not just capitalists, the Imperialist Communist (or are they Kapitalists?) Chinese are also raping Africa of African resources to no doubt sell their extremely poorly made products back to the Africans. Africa for Africans! Power to the People!
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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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This!
It is also like the Mortgage scam which the banks profited off of handsomely under the guise of helping everyone own a home.
It is also like the Universal Healthcare plan, which Big Pharma and the Insurance Companies will profit off of handsomely.
It is also like the Food Stamp Program which JP Morgan has also profited off of handsomely.
It is also like the College Loan Program which the Big Banks and their SLAB Derivatives have profited off of handsomely.

I Guess I could go on and on.
Anything the government and their minions have to offer to the people as "helping them" is a trap to profit off of handsomely and to have more control over others.

The Government and those Big Banks and Corps that are in bed with them are all known liars and are not out to help anyone, but themselves and their cronies.



Originally posted by Germanicus
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It is very clear when you look into 'charity' that it is a tool of Imperialism. From Foriegn Aid to the IMF to Corporate Charity,it is all about making profit and spreading Imperialism.

Ron Paul explains the 'charity' scam very well.
www.la.org.au...



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:17 AM
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I think we need to understand that ANYTHING a government does, OR banking instutition, is NOT because it really cares about humanity and their plight BUT because it wants to make more money. Unfortunately this is business making the rich richer and the poor poorer under the guise of "Aid".

The problem is regardless if we understand this or not if yuo get a "handout" that will seem to make your life, and that of your family better, you will 10-1 do it regardless of the impending doom you may face. YEs it may really improve yuor future but there is always a cost wether easily settled or not!



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