Food, oil, and imperialism

The latest stage of imperialism, which has globalized neoliberal capitalism, has made it very difficult for people in the South to rebel against imperialism, for if they do so, imperialism can deny them an increasing variety of essential goods for survival for which they have come to depend on world markets — especially food, much of whose production and distribution it controls,

The article quotes sources showing that 70% of developing countries are net importers of food and 6 firms control 85% of the world grain trade, and makes the point that only those third world countries with substantial oil and gas are able to challenge First World hegemony.

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