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“It turns out that while farmers grow enough food to feed the world, commodity speculators and huge grain traders like Cargill control the global food prices and distribution. Starvation is profitable for corporations when demands for food push the prices up.”
Governments really could do more to focus efforts on poverty levels, especially in Canada. Its a scary thought that hunger can result in profits for corporations, and an even scarier thought to consider that corporations know this and manipulate this information to suit their own needs.
Why isn’t government doing anything about this?
Reminds me of a story that hits close to home. I work with SIFE (VP Administration), and currently we’re working with the Wolfville School’s Breakfast Program. The Breakfast Program is a group of volunteers that dedicate their mornings to making breakfast for kids who can’t afford it, and sometimes its the only meal those children get all day. Sounds like a great plan, right? Well, they’re on the line. Instead of funding the school, the government is trying to shut them down because for the past two years they haven’t been able to breakeven.
Now, I ask you…whats wrong with this picture?