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Lindsay Newland Bowker

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Commodities Speculation: A Cause of Food Crises? A Crime Against Humanity?

An important and credible new study, discussed at length in a recent Scientific American Article, seems to have penetrated all the hype and confusion about derivatives and about the causes of the food crises world wide that have caused famine, death, and revolt.:

http://necsi.edu/research/social/foodprices.html

The study concludes that ethanal has indeed been a major factor but also that the role of commodities market speculation is undeniable.

American and EU central banks and the biggest EU and American Banks are firmly commited to derivatives and resolutely opposed to any regulation, to any clearing houses or any changes that would fundamentally alter the current global free market in derivatives. Derivatives are an essential tool in global risk management, but if this studyis true are we allowing a systemic crime against humanity in not making least those corrections that would remove price distortions.?

Recently 10 ordinary game geeks with no background in scince and medicine solved a very complex problem in the study of HIV. . Can we do that here a TED conversations with this very important question?
Can we go beyond opinion, go beyond what we each already possess in expertise and knowldedge and become together here a global citizens collaborative seeking to understand and offer meaningful solutions to this truly critical global problem?

Can we become a collaborative of investigative journalists seeking the truth and bringing it here via links with commentary?

I think we can and I am proposing that we try. A monumental undertaking for anyone person but I believe the answer is out there in work that has alreday been done and published on the web. I think we as global citizens without a clue about global markets and murky mysteries of derivatives can penetrate this truly critical question. Can offer solutions the experts haven't come up with . I think its a great way to support Occupy Wall Street and use TED.

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    Oct 4 2011: Lindsay, in the historical panorama we have to review the formal politics from US about Mexico in the xix century. I research the Jefferson period in order to investigate the instruction the president Jefferson gives to Monroe to design an strategy to dismount the feeding capabilityes from the New Spain and deform their economical status in America and derivates the power to New York (before New Amsterdam). The consecuences are tragical for Mexico. Right now they suffer an soffocation from the power from Monsanto and others (John Deere). The agricultural natural strenght from Mexico is dissarmed. All the time we can see this kind of piracy strategies from US governement.

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