On Financing al Qaeda And Destroying Yet Another Ancient Culture

In Iraq the biggest museum of ancient art and artefacts was destroyed and you can now buy big Macs and pizza hut pizza’s. Old traditions and farming methods have been destroyed and made Iraqis dependent on Mozanto’s terminator seeds. four years of droughts preceding the invasion of Afghanistan pretty much ended the old farming society […]

Catastrophic Fall in 2009 Global Food Production

And to top it of here’s a bit of information about the global food production for 2009. Are we immune from the global starvation that is about to hit us? Well let’s put it this way. All those breakfast cereals your kids like so much? Gone. The cheap meat, and veggies we import from China? […]

Americans’ Food Stamp Use Nears All-Time High

When the highest (top 1%) earning Americans and international bankers get bailed out of their scummy corrupt financial scams and 10% of a population has to live on food stamps I wonder when the revolution will start. 30 million hungry people. That’s a lot of hunger and a lot of anger. Fueled by rising unemployment […]

Down on the farm, a frenzy over free food

Is this the beginning of the the worst famines in the history of mankind the US will experience in the coming years? Want one more palpable sign of a desperate economy? An estimated 40,000 people came to a Weld County farm Saturday to collect free potatoes, carrots and leeks. Cars snaked around cornfields and parallel […]

Global Famine. Is It A Conspiracy?

Food protests and riots have swept more than 20 countries in the past few months. On 2 April, World Bank President Robert Zoellick told a meeting in Washington that there are 33 countries where price hikes could cause widespread social unrest. The UN World Food Programme called the crisis the silent tsunami, with wheat prices […]

From producers to consumers: how rice farmers face catastrophe

Funny, we hear precious little about the global food crisis and the real reasons as to why food all of a sudden goes up in price. We only feel it in our wallet and we grumble. In fact most of us know as little as this rice grower. The difference is that we do have […]

Threat of petrol at $3 a litre

The spectre of $3 a litre for petrol could become reality as pain at the pump turns chronic. The warning this week from Opec that crude oil could reach US$200 a barrel because of a weak United States dollar and geopolitical instability would push the price of unleaded 91 in New zealand to $2.80 a […]

End Game, the killing has started: Bankers saved, human rights sacrificed.

The randomness of numbers sometimes throws up some striking coincidences. Behind the shadow plays conjured up by the zealous servants of neoliberal globalisation, the brutal backstage reality revealed itself this week, through the publication of two international statistics. On the one hand, the amount of Official Development Assistance (ODA) distributed by the rich countries in […]

End game, the killing has begun:A man-made famine

This is what free trade means. The rich get to bet with our food and other basic necessities. For anyone who understands the current food crisis, it is hard to listen to the head of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, without gagging. Earlier this week, Zoellick waxed apocalyptic about the consequences of the global surge […]

The end game has started:Global hunger, corporate greed: When will enough be enough?

Media around the world are currently feeding off the increasing price of food everywhere. The World Bank chief has joined in with the prediction that starvation is a distinct possibility for many of the weaker nations, leading to political turmoil. The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) chief says only 14 percent of available water is […]