A dedicated blogger who writes as ‘Crossed Crocodiles’ (X-Croc for short) introduced me to the horrors and schemes of Africom initially, at least as I remember it. He’s lived in Ghana off and on for years, and in Aug. 2014 suspended his writing to focus on ‘The fight against Big Ag and GMOs in Ghana’. The intro:
“Big Agriculture has targeted Africa with GMOs. Monsanto and friends, with USAID, are targeting several African countries as insertion points, and Ghana is one of these. Their plan for Ghana is described here: G8 Cooperation Framework to Support The “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition” In Ghana PDF, also known as the G8NA. If you read it there is lots of flowery language about helping smallholder farmers and women. The program it spells out does exactly the opposite and will destroy lives and livelihoods.
The G8NA works with the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program CAADP. CAADP has a highly questionable approach to food security and nutrition. The problems with CAADP and with G8NA are spelled out in Do African Farmers Need CAADP? a brief and clearly written pamphlet explaining the issues involved, a PDF version can be downloaded at the link.”
His Africom exposés are listed on the right side-bar. Im pleased to see him on the FoodSovereigntyGhana Twitter account.
(Obviously, the other elephant is the military, accountable for about half of all greenhouse gases.)
Of course, the chief agricultural negotiator for the US is the former Monsanto lobbyist, Islam Siddique. So if that deal gets ratified by all of the potential signatory nations: all bets are off.
“May I please have a Frankenfish salmon burger with GM papaya chutney with BT corn and a side of Simplot fries?”