|Corporate Farming: Food For Money Not Survival!|
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Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus proves its universality yet again
Not so long ago, food enthusiasts were debating the importance of organic farming against conventional farming. Whether organic was necessary... the importance of buying more expensive yet less perfect looking produce... whether organic was just another trend the industry was pushing our way as a fashionable statement of a prestigious lifestyle... and some even going the extent of slamming the organic movement as yet another conspiracy theory to get the gullible of us to "pay more for less".... these were all points in the organic debate minutes.
Simultaneously, farmers were bombarded with the lure of corporate driven agricultural forms, tempted by the promise of sustainability and the smell of exponential money potential... These farmers, especially owners of small farms, never dreamt of being able to make it bigger than Wall Street. Yet there they were being offered magic seeds with the potential of generating millions for them and their families to savour and live a life of comfort and no worries. Little did they know that these monstrous corporations were going to burry them with tons of paper work, and files upon files of contracts that give them no way back. It was more or less like signing a contract with the devil, where you are promised all things you can ever dream of at the small price of never being able to change your mind!