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The Nation: The New Colonialist Food Economy

Note: This Article by Alexander Zaitchik appears in the October 2/9, 2023 issue of the Nation, with the headline “Seeding Disaster.”

It can also be read on The Nation’s website.

The article discusses how Bill Gates and agribusiness giants are throttling small farmers in Africa and the Global South.

It outlines how recent developments in the global trade regime has advanced a plan to transform African agriculture by enforcing a proprietary and punitive model of food cultivation.

This undermines traditional farmer practices and the right to save, share, and cultivate seeds. This shift undercuts the self-determination of African farmers while benefiting global agribusiness interests and prioritizing corporate property rights. 

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