Friday, April 27, 2007

85 / Ever felt dumped on?

Many of the world's biggest stars have been dumped on in support of Oxfam's campaign to make trade fair.

>> make trade fair dot com

Rice / Wheat / Tomatoes / Chocolate sauce

Chris Martin
"When rice is dumped on you it hurts. When it's dumped on a nation it hurts everyone. Rice farmers in Haiti used to produce enough for the whole country - now they are bankrupt. It doesn't have to be this way"

Alanis Morissette
“I support Oxfam in shining the light on the importance of leveling the playing field to ensure that small farms, the farmers themselves, and their communities benefit from equal opportunity and subsidization. I support them in sharing what the benefits of leveling this playing field would be to world, and wish most pointedly for our government to consider changing their policies to protect all (and not just a select few) farmers.”

Damon Albarn
This is an outrageous scandal! Unable to sell their tomatoes, farmers in
Ghana are losing their livelihoods. Is this fair when European farmers are
given subsidies of £250 million annually by the EU to grow excessive
amounts of tomatoes?

Thom Yorke
"how sweet does your chocolate taste when you know the producer in a country you will never see did not even get paid enough to feed his family?
how sweet does it taste when you see the amount of profit a few multinational corporations make on it?
how sweet does it taste, exactly, to know our own governments prevent these countries from ever getting off their knees & from ever being able to compete and get PAID, erecting barriers and then DUMPING on them from a great height whilst feigning concern?
how delicious it is to know that sweet taste in your mouth is one of slavery, a nice new economic model?
as it melts in your mouth, how sweet does your chocolate taste, now you know the suffering that it took to get to you?"