Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
The world is still the world according to the New York Times business section. It's all about mergers, the Dow. But there's a movement coming. And capitalism is definitely shaky now. It's shaky because it's based on insatiable desires in a biologically limited world.
Genetic engineering companies want to create a situation where you have to get permission from a corporation to eat. And the corporate executives don't live in the community. They don't send their kids to the same school. They don't go to the same churches. They don't play in the same parks. They don't swim in the same pools. They don't go to the same movies.
When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There's more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What's their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?
Bush is only going to be around for a couple more years, and the evidence of global warming has grown, ... These agencies should act on their own. This issue is recognized by scientists and world leaders.
Before we turn a housing authority back over, we like to make sure it's financially sound, it has a plan and we have done everything we can do to make sure that the tenants are getting what they should be getting.
It?s disturbing, to say the least, that Brittany Farms has offered no new proposals in the last two negotiation sessions. It would appear that Brittany Farms is not interested in working together to reach a mutual agreement.
We were concerned that produce that did not meet the size standards of the marketing orders was being thrown away. At the same time there were elderly people who could not afford to have food. We wanted farmers to have an alternative outlet. The idea was to link up the farmer with the consumer through direct marketing.