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Food crisis: causes, consequences and alternatives
Governments and international institutions have become accomplices, when not co-profiteers, in a productivist, unsustainable and privatized food system. Their "concern" about the increase in the price of the staple foods and its impact on the most disadvantaged populations only reveals their deep hypocrisy by Esther Vivas The current food model is from top to bottom subject to a high company concentration, being monopolized by a series of transnational agribusiness interests that place their own economic interests above the good of the public and the community. Today, the food system no longer responds to the nutritional needs of people, nor to sustainable production based on respect for the environment, but is based on a model rooted in a capitalist logic of seeking the maximum profit, optimization of costs and exploitation of the labour force in each of its productive sectors. Common goods such as water, seeds, land, which for centuries have belonged to communities, have been