Feed the world

A comic with two simple cartoon people against a yellow background. Character 1: We need to feed the world! There will be 10 billion people by 2050! Character 2: Well that certainly sounds very reasonable and admirable ... wait a minute, who is this "we"? Character 1: Oh, you know, multi-national agribusiness corporations, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. People like that. Character 2: Why those people in particular? Character 1: Because they're the only ones who are rich and powerful enough to get things done. Character 2: Um... I think it would be better to find a way to feed the world that's actually democratic.  Character 1: Naive dreamer! Your namby-pamby democratic ideals will condemn millions to starvation! Character 2: Um... Character 1: Only the combined power of unaccountable international institutions, corporations, and billionaire philanthropists can solve world hunger. So we need to do whatever they want. Character 2: I'm not sure I... Character 1: WHY DO YOU WANT TO CONDEMN MILLIONS OF CHILDREN TO HUNGER AND STARVATION, YOU MONSTER?!! Character 2: Ooooooo-kay.

Inspired by Harriet Friedmann’s video lecture What does feeding the world have to do with farming?.

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