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BBC World debate “Food – Who Pays the Price?”
The following 46 minute BBC World debate is well worth a watch. There are some interesting characters involved in the debate, each representing a different view on the present food crisis. Central to the discussion is whether large scale industrial agriculture can help the poor, or whether it will merely continue to oppress them.
For what it’s worth, if you want my take on the issue, take a peek at a post I recently wrote for Celsias on this critical situation, a situation that is likely to get a lot worse before it gets better.
If you can’t play the clip above (Quicktime), there are also Real Player and Windows Media Player versions.
As Craig says, this is a very useful and beautifully moderated debate regarding food production and market forces. I recommend it to everyone who is going to be more actively involved in helping navigate the rapids of the next decades. It will help you to understand the forces at work and some of the misconceptions and false trails that local governments may be following and which need to be challenged intelligently in order for great disaster to be avoided. It will also give you ideas on how you can and should help…. in your own, local area.