Those that control our food supply wield an immense amount of power. Small family farms have been integral to the success of the United States all throughout our history, but now such farms are being gobbled up at a staggering pace. Corporate behemoths, foreign interests and eccentric billionaires are voraciously buying up farmland, and many consider this development to be extremely alarming. The farming industry is being systematically consolidated, and a lot of people have pointed out that some of the new owners may not have our best interests at heart. This needs to become a major political issue, because our national security is truly at risk.
This week, the purchase of “hundreds of acres of North Dakota farmland” just 20 minutes from one of our most important Air Force bases is making headlines all over the world…
A Chinese company purchased hundreds of acres of North Dakota farmland mere minutes from a major US Air Force base, prompting national security fears as the communist country adds to its nearly 200,000 acres of US agricultural land worth $1.9 billion.
The China-based food producer, Fufeng Group, plans to build a corn-milling plant on its newly acquired 300 acres of land in Grand Forks, just 20 minutes down the road from the Grand Forks Air Force Base, where some of the nation’s most sensitive drone technology is based.