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IPFS News Link • Food Shortages

The System Is Causing Food Crisis, Not the War

• https://consortiumnews.com, By Adele

Worsening harvests, infertile soil and increasing food poverty are affecting the majority of small farmers across the globe, especially in the Global South. But the climate and food crises are not isolated phenomena. They are the result of a global capitalist system – and a neoliberal agenda – that has prioritised big corporate agricultural profits over people and the planet.

"Most farmers can no longer produce adequate food for their families," says Vladimir Chilinya. "Profit-making entities control our food systems… including the production and distribution of seed."

Chilinya is a Zambian coordinator for FIAN International, an organisation that campaigns for the democratisation of food and nutrition.

Worsening harvests, infertile soil and increasing food poverty are affecting the majority of small farmers across the globe, especially in the Global South. Wheat prices have surged by 59 percent since the start of 2022.


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