In the light of “community – led local development” (a specific tool which mobilizes local communities and organizations in the shape of local action groups, co-operation partnerships, networkings to use public funds so as to respond to local needs and potential), I am concerned about projects, initiatives, public and education policies, researches, public awareness campaigns (and so on) dealing with different issues and themes about sustainable development.
I found out about the recently published book of Wenonah Hauter – “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America”, a strong criticism and an in depth research which supports the implementation of sustainable agriculture to promote a healthy life, despite the “massive consolidation and corporate control of food production, which prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store.”
I began by reading the available excerpt from www.bostonreview.net named “Big Organic”, by Wenonah Hauter, and it gives a short insight about what this book is about. http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.6/wenonah_hauter_organic_agribusiness_foodopoly.php
The context of the analysis is set in the last fifteen years, when worldwide spread big food corporations have largely bought and used the organic products and labels in order to increase their profits and for PR campaigns. America is facing the problem of “monopolization and control of the food system by multinational corporate interests.” Another point of discussion is the difference between the prices of organic products which are increasingly higher than largely processed foods, while the consumer strongly believes that this is justified by their natural ingredients and the methods of production. Instead, the real reason lies in processed food companies` benefits and multinational food corporations` need to respond to aggressive competition by coming up with new products and “having no...