I ceased believing in an economic system that advocates ever increasing profits and consumption as necessary. It depletes our resources and fattens pockets of a few mammoth corporations. These corporations successfully pressure governments in granting them special favors. In the oil-sands of Alberta, the government is too tolerant in allowing polluting practices, resulting in ever growing poisonous tailing-ponds that endanger the lives of the native population and wildlife. The U.S. corn-lobby received massive subsidies when they resurrected a flagging market by converting their food crops into ethanol. The environmental gain of this product is highly questionable and it resulted in unaffordable prices of this staple food for many Mexican households.