Juan had originally published this article on 5 July 2014 on the blog IdeasdePapel
For the dough
-2 cups of GM technology discourse (political, scientific, or both);
-A handful of intensive agriculture crops;
-50g of neoliberal world trade (make sure it contains secrete treaties extract);
For the filling
-1 vast region (or group of countries);
-High doses of corruption;
-2 or 3 sprigs of weak institutions;
-An all spice mix of social conflict, ethnic differences and economic inequalities;
-A marinade of corporations and profit-led laboratories specialized in seed engineering;
-Some partisan research studies and publications, grated;
-2 table spoons of extra virgin mass media;
For the dough
Take a bowl and sift in the GM technology discourse. Add some of the intensive agriculture crops and rub in a good amount of neoliberal world trade until you have a political and scientific flaky texture. Now add sufficient cold water to craft a firm, uncontested dough with a fixation for speed and efficiency over substance and sustainability. Place in a cool spot and let it set for several years.
For the filling
Take a region, preferably one that is suffering from poor harvests, dice it up and fry in the extra virgin mass media, dispersing its population and natural resources unevenly. Cut the weak institutions sprigs into differently sized pieces and add to the mix. Now add the social conflicts, ethnic differences and economic inequalities spice mix. Stir gently and let it cook for 1/2 decade. When crisis starts steaming and the aromas of mass displacement, malnutrition and death start take hold, season it with high doses of corruption. Lastly, add the marinade of corporations and profit-led laboratories specialized in seed engineering and toss into the frying pan. Stir and mix persistently. Cover the pan for another 5 to 6 years, or until the aromas are well blended. Timing is crucial.
Into the oven!
Pre-heat the oven to 50ºC degrees. Roll the cool dough and place into a round dish previously greased with neoliberal world trade. Spoon the filling into the crust spreading evenly throughout. Cover it with some of the grated partisan research studies and publications and place in the oven for a decade or two.
Side dish (optional)
So, while your main dish is baking, why not make a nice side dish to accompany the quiche? Rinse a bunch of fresh NGOs and volunteer activist groups and cut them into a salad. Make sure to always separate and use the most radical, violent and non-constructive branches and chuck the rest away for compost. Cut some stems of independent scientist and academic studies into very small, disregarded pieces. Throw them into a small bowl and mix them with a pinch of humanitarian aid and philanthropic projects. Coat the salad with some of the extra virgin mass media and a bit of misleading political debates.
When you see the monoculture take over, it is time to harvest. You now have a quiche which is unsubstantial but economical and tasty. There is enough cheap, easy food for the masses, and there are huge profits for the few. With each portion of this delicious quiche of complacency the land gets more sterile, the development of local farming and industries remains null, and thus incentives and the demand for more GM quiches increases. The foreseen result is that of cyclical, gigantic harvests prompting corporations to reinvest in more seed engineering, patenting and outsourcing of crops, ultimately destroying the land they use. But hey! You have just cooked a strong predicament on the link between food-scarcity and the key role of GM technology as the best and most effective solution to global starvation.
Eat with gusto!
Juan I did like following you in your blog, are you still writing?
Vinie (8 August 2015)