It's no secret the Everglades are suffering a slow death at the hands of man, largely due to corporate greed and decades of bad water management policy. The solution has been on the books 20 years yet we're still only in the planning stages of the chief component of Everglades restoration: The EAA Reservoir. That's not by accident or government inertia. It's by design.
With the benefit of billions in taxpayer-funded subsidies annually, the sugar cartel's vast wealth has enabled them to develop a network of immense influence. A system, carefully comprised of lobbyists, lawyers, and fake activists that serve only their narrow self-interest. For decades they've dictated water policy in Florida, without breaking a sweat. Big Sugar's reach is extensive, meticulously constructed and invisible to most.
Last week, Netflix aired their much-anticipated exposé on Big Sugar in their documentary series Rotten. I’ve added the link right below my note to get you there.
Rotten. What a perfect word to describe Big Sugar – an industry that rots our political process, the Everglades and our environment, drinking water supply and wildlife. (Not to mention our health.)