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Monsanto’s violence in India: The sacred and the profane – Editor

An article by Colin Todhunter published in Global Research on 30 Sept 2017 [1] discusses the dictation of foreign capital on Indian development. The following extract introduces the full article.

” Foreign capital is dictating the prevailing development agenda in India. There is a deliberate strategy to make agriculture financially non-viable for India’s small farms, to get most farmers out of farming and to impose a World Bank sanctioned model of food production.

The aim is to replace current structures with a system of industrial (GM) agriculture suited to the needs of Western agribusiness, food processing and retail concerns.

” The aim here is not to repeat what has been previously written on this. Suffice to say that the long-term plan is for an overwhelmingly urbanised India with a fraction of the population left in farming working on contracts for large suppliers and Walmart-type supermarkets that, going on current evidence, will offer a largely monoculture diet of highly processed, de-nutrified, genetically altered food based on crops soaked with chemicals and grown in increasing- ly degraded soils according to an unsustainable model of agriculture that is less climate/drought resistant, less diverse and unable to achieve food security. ”

1. Todhunter, C. “Monsanto’s Violence in India: The Sacred and The Profane”, Global Research (30 Sept. 2017)

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