Monday, June 13, 2011

The Business of Hunger

Featuring a shocking documentary provided by the Marynoll Sisters, the program shows how peasant farmers are forced off their land in Third World countries to make way for large landowners and multinational agribusiness.

By using the land for export crops, people go hungry because the country can no longer provide food for all its people. Additionally, the dispossessed landowners are either forced to work on the big farms at low wages or to go to the cities where they cannot find satisfactory work and are forced to live in squalid conditions.

The documentary shows the brutality and venality with which the established powers operate.

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