On 11/08/98 you wrote....
>Yes, yes, yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feeel really strongly about the connections
>typically drawn between over-population and food. I also feel that with
>certainity we can link a lot of suffering and hunger in this world to the
>legacy of early european imperialism as well as it's ongoing attempts (I
>know europeans aren't the only ones who have imperialized and have had
>deleterious affects on local food systems...but they sure have done more
>than their fair share. I also think we can say with certainity that a lot
>of suffering and harm in this world is due to OVER consumption....snip....
>More come November or so :-)
As you say Europeans are not the only imperialists. What about the export of
american consumption habits (since the 1950's) around the world as a form of
imperialism? - I'm thinking here of the american fast food culture and the
obscene battle for the minds of the young people of the world that is raging
between Pepsico and that other Coke company.
I'm not trying to defend the British, French, Belgian or Portugese (to name but
a few) colonisers who have certainly contributed to many problems around the
world (though not everything they did was bad). But at least most of us are
not contining in our imperialistic ways.
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