The Weekly Watch

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Neofuedalism looms as the corporate overlords try to control our food, environment, economy, wages, and so much more.

...the locus of power in food systems and the broader global economy is shifting at dizzying speed. In 2008, the world’s most powerful corporations drilled oil wells and traded stocks. Twelve years later, the world’s five corporate titans all deal in intangible data and have a market valuation that exceeds the GDP of entire continents. The new biodigital giants are now primed for the next step: unleashing big data and digital DNA into the world's pharmacies, food markets, and financial systems. ‘Multi-stakeholderism’ is everywhere as corporations –sensing the social and environmental tipping points ahead – seek to draw governments,scientists and a handful of civil society organizations into an artificial new multilateralism


In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

Who will have a seat at the Table? The big corporations, that's who. However, the spin has a whole different vibe. (2 min)

Will Marxist Peruvian Presidential Winner Pedro Castillo Actually Prevail?

Until this a.m., I’d had my doubts, as Keiko Fujimori, daughter of corrupt jailed ex-President of Peru had been crying ‘voting fraud’ at the top of her neoliberal lungs. On Thurday, she’d called for the nullification of votes at 800 polling stations, claiming that in the south where the poorest people live, she’d received Zero votes.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

What is new is old, what is old is new, rinse and repeat. Vegetarian cooking waxes and wanes over the centuries for various reasons. Sometimes vegetarian lifestyle are for for religious reasons, other times for health and often forced by economics. I find it interesting in our current economic model in the United States a vegetarian diet is considered more expensive than low cost animal sources of protein.