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View Diary: How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others (58 comments)

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    DawnN, Jill Richardson, zett
    Across Kenya's many different ethnic groups, provinces and ecological zones, farmers agree on what they need most, and it isn't help from Monsanto or Wal-Mart. It's water.
    The land could likely support more farmers, and more successful farmers, if it wasn't concentrated in the hands of a few corporations.
    Classic example of what sheer economic corporate clout provides. In this case for Del Monte, may be a two-fer: you know they get water priority for their crops, but their use of pesticides probably pushes local subsistence farming out of the picture altogether, ultimately leading back to reliance on their products at the meta level. Nice to see you back, OC115; I'll pick the book up when it's out.

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