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Re: Powdered milk

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Powdered milk
  • From: Diane Picard dpnoc@mass-ave.org
  • Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 09:39:07 -0500

Does anyone know how to get a copy of the film  "Life and Debt?"  Thanks!

Tamsin Salehian wrote:

> Recently our dairy farms have been deregulated and there has been some
> concern that large companies were buying up farms and milk in order to
> undermine the local industries and be allowed to import milk from overseas,
> this hasn't happened but the publicity has encouraged people to think about
> what they were buying and to be aware of what brands are local and what
> aren't and also to start to buy organic milk which is becoming more readily
> available.
> > One of the horrors is that organic dairy farmers are dumping literally
> > thousands of gallons of good organic milk away every week.
> The dumping of any produce is a tragedy, and the unfortunate thing is that
> we are nearly always unaware of it until to is too late - one great thing
> about listserves is the timely communication of events/issues. In Australia
> as we rely on exporting much of our produce there are sometimes stockpiles
> of various foods which I feel should never be stockpiled as there is always
> somebody somewhere who needs it, and the idea that the price is too low to
> make a sale worthwhile (because of a glut) is ridiculous when we look at
> howmany people in every city in every country are malnourished.
>  (Sorry about the ramble but I had to get it out,)
> Tamsin
>
> On 1/2/03 9:22 AM, "John Verin" <jverin@Pennhort.org> wrote:
>
> > In the powerfully honest movie, "Life And Debt," life in Jamaica under WTO
> > debt is documented.
> > One of the horrors is that organic dairy farmers are dumping literally
> > thousands of gallons of good organic milk away every week.
> > Why? Because in the depressed economy, and under WTO debt rules, Jamaica must
> > by U.S. powdered milk. Jamaicans in general cannot afford the fresh organic
> > milk, so buy the powdered. Without customers, the organic farmers must pour
> > their natural, nutritious milk away, and the Jamaicans drink the, most-likely,
> > inferior product.
> >
> > There are similar stories about vegetable farmers unable to sell what they
> > grow.
> >
> > www.lifeanddebt.org
> >
> > Paco Verin
> > Citywide Project Coordinator - Philadelphia Green
> > The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
> > 100 N. 20th St.
> > Philadelphia, PA  19103
> > 215-988-8885
> > http://www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org
> >
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