Physicist and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva explains how the World Bank and the IMF are complicit in orchestrating the expanding food crisis across the globe. Through the structure of their debt relief, these organizations pushed developing countries to stop growing staple foods, and to instead grow cash crops and commodities, like flowers and lettuce, for export to volatile international markets.
Deregulated trade helps financial markets create hunger and make huge profits. Shiva also stresses the importance of farming organically to help mitigate climate change and sustainably provide the food we need.
“Organic agriculture, contrary to the myths spread by the World Bank, actually can produce more food than all of their chemical monocultures can.”