Tuesday, February 13, 2007

corn cobbing college

The land grant colleges - which are the colleges throughout the country that have a mission to breed plants for the public good - have slowly been marginalized. Land grants now are reduced to performing the desires of the multinational corporations that are now the only people who provide funding.

The same phenomenon can be seen spreading across campuses of higher learning all over our country. The affordable, educational opportunities made available to students at public universities and the broader benefits to the citizens of our nation are being paved over in support of for-profit corporations. Privatize the profits and socialize the costs- Big Bizness is out to rule the world. Perhaps we should begin to move away from the commodification of life being fashioned at our universities by corporations who are using colleges to make money while making our food supply less secure? Maybe we should take control of our own sources of sustenance.

You can read about and listen to more of the above story here.

And you can catch more audio clips on related topics at:

radio for your belly The Politics of Food

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