Issues / Food & Farm

This speech (delivered before the Swedish parliament) addresses the impact that land grabbing has on peasants throughout the world, particularly in Africa.

Rio+20

Social policies and instruments will need to be developed to ensure that the Green Economy not only alleviates poverty and improves equity, but that the interests of the people who depend on Green Economy are deliberately safeguarded from the very outset.
The WTO should stop insisting on an out-of-date trade agenda. It should get back on track -- or get out of the way -- to support fresh approaches that bolster local food systems.

On Seeds

Funding for agricultural development - some US$7.7 billion worth - would be directed in large part to genetically modified crop research. In other words, food aid policy for the first time mandates the use of genetic modification technologies.
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