Industrial-Agriculture Monopolists (Oligopoly) Rig Market – Hunger is the Result

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‘Food Empires Creating Agricultural Crisis’
UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Oct 18, 2010 (IPS) – Forget speculators, forget biofuel farmers. The real cause behind the permanent
food and agricultural crisis is the imperial food regime, squeezing money out of
agriculture, a Dutch professor says.
Where does the difference go to? “To food empires,” Van der Ploeg says. “The
market is more and more dominated by industrial trade conglomerates, like
Ahold, Nestle, Cargill, and many more, governing production, processing,
distribution and consumption of food. Those empires are able to manipulate
markets and squeeze wealth out of agriculture. In this regime, small
disequilibria in the markets translate into huge price fluctuations.”