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Up Front, for January 23, 2013 - 7:00am

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Up Front, January 23, 2013

Foodopoly ; Wenonah Hauter speaks with us about her book Foodopoly: The Battle over the Future of Food and Farming in America

Moving College Classes Online? ; Mohammad Qayoumi , President of San Jose State University, Bob Miester , Professor of Social Science and Political Thought at UC Santa Cruz, and Cinthia Flores Second Year Law Student at UC Urvine

Leo Robinson Obituary ;We’ll end today’s show by marking the passage of Leo Robinson, one-time head of the Coalition of Black Trade unionists, and a leader of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco, who lead that union’s fight against apartheid in South Africa. He passed away last week. Our Own David Bacon Has this Tribute.

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Foodopoly, Wenonah Hauter

Foodopoly, Wenonah Hauter misses an important point. Agribusiness moved to the 3rd world and subsidized food produced in the US drives farmers off "2nd rate lands" and into migration. Witness our anti immigrant policies that raise so much hell with our good Latin neighbors to feed them into our INS prison complex. I spend a lot of time in Ghana and have noticed with dismay all the young men looking for work in Accra. Sorry I don't have statistics on this.

An agricultural economist friend once remarked "we have no poultry industry in Ghana" because Ghana corn farmers can cot compete with commodity grown at US tax payers expense.

The big upshot of all this is reduced world wide food production with millions of acresa of "marginal Lands" taken out of production increases the likely hood of hunger in the world.

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