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Sustainable Agriculture versus Corporate Greed – Book Launch
March 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 30
6:30pm (meal from 6pm)
Across the world, agriculture — on which all human life depends — is under sustained attack by big business.
Small farmers are everywhere being forced off the land and replaced by big corporate outfits whose sole aim is profit maximization. The industrial farming practiced by agribusiness is marked by land degradation and heavy use of insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Agribusiness is also a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
But contrary to the myths spread by big business apologists, the evidence shows that family farms are many times more productive and better cared for than large holdings.
This is a primer on what’s wrong with corporate profit-centred agriculture and the fight for a people-centred alternative.
Purple Room, Level 1, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, City (opp Vic Markets)
Speakers: Alan Broughton (co-author), others TBA
Hosted by Green Left Weekly
For more info 9639 8622.