"By serving our customers, we serve our shareholders" it actually is a quote on the website of Monsanto, a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation from the US. Who cares? Well...if eating "good food" interests you in some way check out this documentary that had quite an impact on me:
It's about food and the future of how we will eat it, who decides what is in it, how it's made, what's inside the milk we drink, well...how we live in a way and how that is conrolled through corporations and their power on politics.
Control food, control people. It's scary to realise the powerplay going on.
I'm not a big conspiracy-believer, but as the documentary shows there is not really any conspiracy. It's all happening quite openly, but for some reason (or another) it's not been front-page news the past decades...
It's an "interesting" development in general to see corporations operate above governements and democratic processes and how this makes "freedom of choice" (or freedom / democracy in general) a rather questionable topic. Consumers don't matter, it's shareholders that matter. More profits, more problems. Think about the impact of corporate lobbying on the "liberation" of Iraq for instance, the slow progress of the car-manufacturing industry, the lack of will of oil companies like Shell to improve their sustainable capacities since they're simply not profitable enough, or the startling powerplay of banks and their public (ir)responsibility lately, nothing seems to be surprising anymore, it seems that it can't get more crazy than it is real.
Oh..and what to do about it, I'm still figuring that one out. Any ideas?