We recently had an Amazon package delivered by an unmarked car. After dropping off our package, the man started to walk around our property, casing our house. We opened the door and he went rapidly back to his car. Concerned after a second unmarked car delivered a package, we called Amazon to find out who is now delivering their packages. We learned that they now own a company called Flex, and that just about anyone can become a driver. Amazon didn't even inform their Prime members of this change, which can impact the safety of communities.
Previously, our packages were delivered by our friendly and honest UPS man, Bob, who has become a friend. We called him to find out if he knew anything about this. He said he had the same experience and that UPS Amazon deliveries were down.
As a result,, we are now finding companies other than Amazon, through which we can order our supplies.
This experience led me to think about greed. Here one of the most profitable companies in the world needs to make even more money by endangering neighborhoods through questionable delivery service.
Why? Why do so many corporations, such as Monsanto and Bayer, who know that their toxic pesticides and GMO products are killing people, push profits over people? What about the processed food industry, who knows that their devitalized foods are causing so much illness? What about factory farms, where cows and chickens are brutalized and filled with antibiotics and hormones to make more money - not only causing a rise in degenerative disease, but contributing heavily to climate change? "The livestock industry's contribution to greenhouse gases come from direct sources, including methane emitted from the animals belching and their manure, but also from indirect sources, including land conversion and deforestation linked to growing feed." https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22052017/factory-farms-cafos-threaten-climate-change-world-heath-organization
Why are the people running these corporations knowingly doing such harm in the name of the bottom line?
The Underlying Cause of Greed
Dr. Sanjay Gupta has a wonderful program on CNN called "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta." In a recent episode, he was in Norway interviewing the people who live in that very challenging climate, to discover why they are some of the happiest people on the planet.