Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fuel or food? Chomsky on feeding the poor

"The connection between instability in the Middle East and the cost of feeding a family in the Americas isn’t direct, of course. But as with all international trade, power tilts the balance. A leading goal of US foreign policy has long been to create a global order in which US corporations have free access to markets, resources and investment opportunities. The objective is commonly called “free trade,” a posture that collapses quickly on examination. "

Excellent article by Noam Chomsky in which he links instability in the Middle East, Free Trade Agreements and the corporate drive for more biofuels. Must read.

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