Peasants: the road to food sovereignty | New Internationalist

The stunning conclusions of Pat Mooney and Nnimmo Bassey who reported to policy makers in Rome and Bonn at environmental conferences provided data on the importance of peasant farming versus huge large scale industrial farming known widely for utilizing carbon fueled technologies and toxic chemicals produced by multinational corporations such as Monsanto (makers of Roundup containing glysophate).

They report that industrial scale food production chains use 75% of the world’s agricultural land to feed nearly 30% of the world versus roughly 500 million peasant farmers around the world using less than 25% of the land and almost no fossil fuels or chemicals to feed 70% of humanity.

Consumers pay $7.5 trillion a year for industrially produced food.

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