Across the world, agriculture — on which all human life depends — is under sustained attack by big business.
Small farmers are everywhere being forced off the land and replaced by big corporate outfits whose sole aim is profit maximisation. The industrial farming practiced by agribusiness is marked by land degradation and heavy use of insecticides, herbicides and fertilisers.Agribusiness is also a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
But contrary to the myths spread by big business apologists, the evidence shows that family farms are many times more productive and better cared for than large holdings.
This is a primer on what’s wrong with corporate profit-centred agriculture and the fight for a people-centred alternative.
Come along to the launch of a new title from Resistance Books:
Sustainable Agriculture versus Corporate Greed —
Small Farmers, Food Security and Big Business on Tuesday April 11 at 7pm (6pm for a delicious vegan meal) at
Venue: Unit 3, 29 Macquarie Street, Parramatta
Meet: Elena Garcia, a co-author & Greg Meyer, Vice President Permaculture Sydney West.
Books will be on sale.
Call: PIP HINMAN
8070 9343 | 0412 139 968
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land I live and work on. Sovereignty never ceded.