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gone until December

P Schmid

History here:

What is it that you were looking for?

--David 22:23, 7 December 2008 (UTC)


HI Paul

interesting that Durkin has a film coming up on Africa--is there anywhere we can find further info on that as I couldn't see anything by googling? Also could you expand for the reader on in what way FrontPage mag is "notorious"? what is it notorious for?

I expanded the aid for Africa point as it's a nuanced argument and many NGOs doing good work in Africa agree with Durkin insofar as they think that food aid is often catastrophic for African farmers/economy and there is evidence that the Americans have actually killed off local markets (deliberately??) by dumping cheap food aid on them, at which point the US corporations move in and buy up all the farms and bring in the GM crops/monoculture cash crops for export. Then the rural people have to move into the towns where they become terribly poor. But it's what Durkin leaves out of his argument that shows his bias.

The section--

Global Swindler

--I assume is not yours and isn't ours (GM Watch's) either--it's largely unsourced and makes some very suable comments so will put out an alert for someone to help source it. It looks not to be a quick and easy job. But if you wanted to volunteer that would be great! ... a long shot I know.

thanks --Claire Robinson 17:37, 9 December 2008 (UTC)