Comments: Terminators

i'm sure you've read the reports by OXFAM and other relief agencies that hunger is a purely political problem. there's plenty of food for everyone. the problem is distribution. the people who have don't want to share.

of course, starvation has been a genocidal weapon employed ever since war was invented. whenever you see a starving population, chances are good there's a war going on nearby, and somebody blocking supply lines.

the thing we're much more likely to run out of is clean drinkable water. we're just a few short years away from water replacing oil as the mcguffin over which world wars will be fought. i'm sure it's somewhere in the fine print of the PNAC, or if not somewhere in the Heritage Foundation's databanks.

Posted by r@d@r at March 27, 2006 09:25 PM

I don't understand. Why would Argentina force their farmers to plant with these seeds? Why wouldn't they continue to plant their old seed varieties and just avoid the terminators?

Posted by Walter at March 28, 2006 07:47 AM

I know, r@d@r, that we have enough food for everyone. But teaching, for instance, the USofA that the food we throw away every day could feed three starving African nations? The way to do that is beyond me. We can't even feed our own hungry.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to them....

Posted by Anne at March 30, 2006 08:58 AM

A lot of it is political, Walter. Too much to get into in a teensy comments box :) but it has to do with so-called "free trade" and with the political pressure the USofA puts on countries to buy even our most unwanted products.

Posted by Anne at March 30, 2006 08:59 AM