How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others

“…………..Organic farming in Kenya is not about hugging a tree. It’s a simple financial matter. Those who rely on purchased inputs must use their scarce income to buy them. In Thika, where the population is concentrated and land sizes are tiny, many women supplement their farming income with prostitution. The area’s AIDS rate is sky-high, although it has come down from the 37 percent high it reached a decade ago. Poverty breeds AIDS by pushing women into prostitution, but AIDS also breeds poverty, as children are orphaned when their parents die. Some are raised by grandparents, others live in child-headed households. By allowing farmers to keep their money instead of spending it on costly inputs, organic farming gives hope of breaking this cycle. How many fewer women will need to enter prostitution if they can instead make ends meet by farming?………”
How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others

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