That’s about the heart of the story here.
More than £50m of World Food Programme aid to feed the starving has ended up in the hands of a London-listed commodities trader run by billionaires, despite a pledge by the United Nations agency to buy food from “very poor farmers”.
Glencore International, which buys up supplies from farmers and sells them on at a profit, was the biggest single supplier of wheat to the WFP over the last eight months, the Guardian can reveal.
It’s a terrible and shocking indictment of contemporary capitalism, isn’t it? That people who want to buy wheat buy it from people who sell wheat.
Just can’t think what came over anyone myself.