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Venezuela’s food revolution-  begins with an investigation of the 2008 global food crisis, looking at the long-term underlying causes. Will an expanding large-scale, energy-intensive agriculture, be the solution or re problems? If we already produce enough food to feed the world why do so many people go hungry?

Now it is 2013, and there are still people in the world that go hungry. Native americans in the pine ridge reservation are dependant on the government for food. The food given to them by the government was spoiled, rotten, and infested with rodents so the elderly and young people in the tribe suffer from malnutrition and health problems. The people living on the reservation need a way to provide their tribe with clean, healthy, affordable food with the limited resources that they have. I hope my tribe will never suffer these hardships and making sure my family and children never go without food.

Here are a few facts from the Venezuela food Revolution video

1) A few companies, dominate the global food system.

In this manner the companies are making the rich, richer and the poor people, poorer. The companies want to control the food  because it is the most important resource to sustain life as well as water. the large companies should not have so much power over the people and how we obtain our food. We in the U.S. need to invest in making our own foods, and rely less on companies.

2) a billion people are hungry for change.

The people on the Pine Ridge reservation have made numerous attempts to complain and ask for the money back that was spent on the unhealthy food. They have begun to write reports and obtain signitures to petition for new leadership. this is an example of how people can decide to stop the injustice an demand for their rights to food.

3) how will the world feed itself in the future?

I hope to help my tribal community create and maintain a garden, as well as raising livestock like we already have. The people that I have surveyed all agreed that they would contribute to a composting system as well as buy produce from the tribal garden to feed their families. With food prices raising this will help our tribal econmy as well as the health of our tribal population to eat healthy affordable food. I will take the community to make the garden and omposting system as success and the community will benefit the most from all the hardwork, its possibble if communities not corporations take control of their food

5) farmers, fisherman, cocoa producers, urban gardeners, amd everyone who eats food is impacted by the Global food system

The people in Venezuela have taken the stand and joined their resources for the well being of the people in their country. It is goin to take all of them to make the food revolution a success. they are doing the necessary acts to relaim their farmlands and rights to obtain food. they are a great example for what the rest of the world should be doing. Instead of buying into big corporations, like we have done for the past decades.

another example is the Black gold documentary- Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.

 change-ahead

Sources

http://www.simoncunich.com.au/#!vstc0=links– venezuela food revolution documentary

black gold documentary- director Marc Francis, Nick Francis, August 4, 2006
Tuesday January 9, 2007 (dvd) Mongrel Media studio

“Red Cry , Stand behind the Lakota grandmothers”- documentary on genocide of the pine ridge reservation- http://www.lakotagrandmothers.org/media/

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