From Jonathan Latham:
Published today (Mon, Nov 16th, 2020) by Independent Science News
Gates Ag One: The Recolonisation Of Agriculture
by Navdanya and Navdanya International
Synopsis: Bill Gates and his Foundation have a major new project. Its full title is ‘The Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations LLC’, but usually it is called ‘Ag One’. The stated purpose of Ag One is to bring an improved green revolution to Africa, India, and neglected areas of South America. According to its manifesto, Ag One will accelerate technology acquisition to solve problems of poverty and climate impacts.
But its real agenda, argue the Navdanya authors, is predatory and imperialist. It is to capture valuable agricultural data, genetic data, and other resources from farmers in the Global South, acquiring them for corporate use. Additionally, Ag One will be used to open markets for agribusiness, especially seed and chemical markets.
This article is extracted from a new multi-author report on the dangers of philanthrocapitalism and especially the Gates Foundation. Called Gates to a Global Empire, the report is published by Navdanya.
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Jonathan Latham, PhD
The Bioscience Resource Project,
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA