Repost @iamhamamat Happy Saturday #KingsandQueens :
They call us a #Shithole because we accept #Shitty products from around the world in exchange for our valuables , but times are changing now .
#African countries have vast resources for producing high quality products for trade in the international market. But historically this has not happened and there has been a focus on exports of raw commodities rather than finished goods. Ready-to-retail products such as teabags can command a price as much as seven times higher than in raw tea leaf form and it is now recognised that trade on so-called “value-added” products can reduce poverty by offering producers better prices for their goods. Increasingly, business leaders realise that their companies have a crucial role to play in accelerating sustainable development in Africa and are developing market-based approaches with this in mind. ~
•Africa is changing and now there are goods and services manufactured within the continent, by producers who act responsibly and trade fairly. This means that more income is generated for local African communities.
Africa is rich in agricultural resources and provides many of our most loved products – tea, coffee, chocolate and cotton – but most of the value is generated by companies abroad that turn Africa’s raw materials into finished goods. African companies are producing finished goods, but often struggle to find a market for their products with foreign buyers. The result is a missed opportunity not just to create local jobs, but to increase the income of the farmers who supply them.
We are not going anywhere if we keep importing everything.
It’s time to make and use everything made in Africa .
If there is a particular product you can’t live without, find an AFRICAN option or create it.
This is the surest way to clean up the shit out of our hole .
If you are in Ghana be sure to visit the INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR CENTER
Where you find the best locally made products.
Thank you to the #GOVERNMENT OF #GHANA for the opportunity powered by @iammadeinghana & @emergeghana#hamamat#Sheabutter#NaturalBeauty#AfricanBeauty
"The more you see cows without any heads on them, the more you don't think of them as an animal, but as a product that you're working with." -31 year old male meat cutter
Objectification is the process of viewing a living being as an inanimate object, a thing. Animals are objectified in a variety of ways, perhaps most notably through language. Objectifying language is a powerful distancing mechanism.
Consider how slaughterhouse workers refer to the animals they're going to kill as objects they are to become, rather than the living animal they are: chickens are called broilers, pigs are called rashers, and bulls are called beef. And the USDA refers to Cows as utters and animals as units, the meat industry talks about replacement boars or replacement calves. Consider, too, are common usage of the phrase living thing, and are equally common failure to recognize this phrase as an oxymoron.
Carnism needs us to employ such objectifying language; think of how you might feel if, for instance, you referred to the rotisserie chicken in the restaurant window as someone rather than something, or if you called the barnyard turkey he or she rather than it.
By viewing animals as objects, we can treat their bodies accordingly, without the moral discomfort we might otherwise feel.
See them for WHO they are. They are other species that share this planet WITH us not FOR us.
Photo @traslosmuros - Cow slaughterhouse. // Matadero de vacas. #animalabuse#SeektheTruth#animalexploitation#animalrights#slaughterhouse - #govegan#steakdinner#hamburgers#frenchfries#fishandchips#saltbae#chipsandsalsa#chocolatecake#legendairy#metoo#italianfoodbloggers#standards#americanfootball#european#asians#africans#worldwideshipping#ups#shithole#blackangus#chocolatechipcookies#donttakeourplanetforgranted
16 1916 hours ago
Throwback to during the rewire late June/July
Tom insists on talking when I video too. Thinks he's funny doesn't he. .
It's not until I find old treasures like this that I feel we've come a long way comparing it to now.
I still hate every minute I'm there though 💁🏼🏚
Rando à la recherche d'une grotte aux chauve-souris dans la ravine des 3 bassins.
On n'avait juste pas prévu l'amoncellement de fientes dans la grotte. Il paraît que ça fait un bon engrais, mais qu'est-ce que ça pue !
0 48 hours ago
While others are looking for inner peace, I've found it over the eternal sky.
My beloved sky.
How I wish to stay there with you in your eternal arms of life and love!
Cause I've found myself.
Cause I've found what I wasn't looking for... Moving forward... What a beautiful sunset ;)