farming

Meeting #2: Chapters 2 and 3

February 09, 2017

In chapters 2 and 3 we continue working our way through the food chain from farmer to consumer. 

We start by examining the farmer. In these chapters, Patel walks us through different scenarios involving farmers in countries Patel calls the "global south". We are introduced to the plight of the rural farmer in India, Mexico and Korea as examples of the widespread failure to protect and uplift our growers around the world. Particular emphasis (and criticism) is placed on the trade and economic connections between these countries and the economic powers-that-be like the World Bank.