I don’t normally post other folks’ articles but this is a particularly important piece on the US involvement in the Haitian rice racket, written by one of the most vital and urgent voices from Haiti, Beverly Bell. More below the fold.
Fred Kaufman has written a terrific piece about Domino’s pizza. The pizza industry calls itself “the world’s most popular food”. As with almost everything else about the industry’s narrative, this is a claim that isn’t quite true, but rests on stretching their small but flexible worldview across the rest of the planet. The staple food for over half the world’s population – mainly in Asia – is rice. Lactose intolerance among Asians hasn’t, however, stopped the pizza industry from falling over itself to get a slice of the market. Read more here.