[Marxism] Via Campesina farmers to heads of state: Time to change food policies! | Links

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Jun 4 20:46:16 MDT 2008


Rome, June 3, 2008 -- Now that the FAO expects that hunger will affect 
an extra 100 million people by the end of the year, heads of states and 
leaders from around the world are gathering in Rome for the FAO 
"High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate 
Change and Bioenergy".

The international peasant’s movement Via Campesina welcomes this sudden 
high level interest in food and agriculture production, but reminds 
governments and international institutions that the current climate and 
food crisis are not the result of any sudden natural disaster. They are 
the fruit of decades of policies of trade ``liberalisation'' and of the 
vertical integration of production, processing and distribution by 
corporate agriculture.

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