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How Bill Gates Is Causing the Collapse of Traditional Farming and Local Food Economies

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on October 24, 2016 - 1:33pm

Our farmer-managed seed systems in Africa are being criminalized and displaced by a very aggressive green revolution project of corporate occupation by big multinational companies. This violent agrarian transformation is facing profound objection.

The Monsanto–Bayer tie-up is just one of seven; Mega-Mergers and Big Data Domination Threaten Seeds, Food Security

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on September 22, 2016 - 2:16pm

Wednesday’s confirmation that Monsanto and Bayer have agreed to a $66 billion merger is just the latest of four M&A announcements, but at least three more game-changing mergers are in play (and flying under the radar).  The acquisition activity is no longer just about seeds and pesticides but about global control of agricultural inputs and world food security.  Anti-competition regulators should block these mergers ev

Oklahoma Growers Win $7.3M Verdict Against Tyson

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on April 4, 2010 - 9:22am

By The Associated Press

 

Idabel , Okla. -- A McCurtain County jury has returned a $7.3 million verdict against Tyson Foods Inc., finding the company defrauded a group of 10 McCurtain County chicken growers through a series of deceptive and coercive business practices. 

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