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"The Great Reset is about maintaining and empowering a corporate extraction machine and the private ownership of life." Vandana Shiva
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) The Great Reset includes a plan to transform the global food and agricultural industries and the human diet. The architects of the plan claim it will reduce food scarcity, hunger and disease, and even mitigate climate change.
But a closer look at the corporations and think tanks the WEF is partnering with to usher in this global transformation suggests that the real motive is tighter corporate control over the food system by means of technological solutions.
Vandana Shiva, scholar, environmentalist, food sovereignty advocate and author, told The Defender, "The Great Reset is about multinational corporate stakeholders at the World Economic Forum controlling as many elements of planetary life as they possibly can. From the digital data humans produce to each morsel of food we eat."
The WEF describes itself as "the global platform for public-private cooperation" that creates partnerships between corporations, politicians, intellectuals, scientists and other leaders of society to "define, discuss and advance key issues on the global agenda."
According to WEF's founder and executive chairman, Klaus Schwab, the forum is guided by the goal of positioning "private corporations as the trustees of society" to "address social and environmental challenges."
In July, Schwab published a 195-page book, "COVID-19: The Great Reset," in which he challenged industry leaders and decision makers to "make good use of the pandemic by not letting the crisis go to waste."
TIME magazine (whose owner Marc Benioff is a WEF board member) recently partnered with the WEF to cover The Great Reset and to provide a "look at how the COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique opportunity to transform the way we live."
The Great Reset is meant to be all-encompassing. Its partner organizations include the biggest players in data collection, telecommunications, weapons manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and the food industry.
The WEF's plans for the "reset" of food and agriculture include projects and strategic partnerships that favor genetically modified organisms, lab-made proteins and pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals as sustainable solutions to food and health issues.
For example, WEF has promoted and partnered with an organization called EAT Forum. EAT Forum describes itself as a "Davos for food" that plans to "add value to business and industry" and "set the political agenda."
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