Russell Brand: Industrial farms would ‘defecate in our faces’ if it made them more profitable
On the latest episode of The Trews, English comedian Russell Brand criticized the global corporate food industry for caring more profit than people.
“The food industry and the agricultural industry,” he said, “when conducted on a global, transnational level by multinational corporations is terrifying. There’s all sorts of skullduggery conducted by the likes of Monsanto, [genetically modified] farming — the intervention into local farming practices.”
“The UN recently did a study,” Brand continued, “and they learned that all of our agricultural needs could be met by localized organic farming. This is the model we want to head towards — localized collectives controlling our own resources, growing our own food, naturally, in harmony with planet.”
“People will tell you that can’t work,” he said, before imitating one such person. “‘That can’t work! Only industrialized agriculture can feed the world! That’s why no one’s hungry!'”
He switched back into his own voice to interject, “That’s why most people are starving! All of their systems, from stuff they tell us to eat, to the way they tell us to eat it, from the way they sell us it, and set up trade agreements and transportation systems to convey the food — it is all for one reason, and one reason only: to benefit them as much as they possibly can without just defecating in our faces.”
Watch the entire episode of The Trews via YouTube below.