Profit from food poverty, arming ISIS, & big pharma's marketing secrets (E184)
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on African food poverty. Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now describes it as a 'scandal in the 21st century that people can still starve in a world that has so much,' and points out the quandary isn’t a lack of food, but 'the problem is it ships it all out to meet the luxury demands of people in the West.' Michelle Alison, Women's representative for the Kurdish National Congress, warns the 'same mistake' is being made as so-called moderate rebels are armed, and that without American weapons 'I don't think ISIS could really fight like that.' We take a look at the King of Jordan, who addresses the European parliament today. We check out headlines in Breaking Views, with Amal Clooney's fight for the Elgin Marbles ruffling some feathers. And a report reveals that nine out of the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing than research.
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