- Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2008 10:38
Civil Society Forum „Terra Preta“ reports on the Food Summit Negotiations - What is not being said in the official Summit
The High Level Conference on Food Security is looking for a political answer to the severe hunger crisis, which has been manifested in more than 40 food riots over the last three months. It seems however that the Summit will conclude by proposing the same recipes that are partly responsible for the crisis, such as more food aid, more liberalisation and more biotechnology. Important aspects like speculation are completely ignored, while on agrofuels, the draft declaration contains a very unspecific invitation for a “dialogue”. At the press briefing, civil society experts and small producers will provide a background to the important issues and insights on the current negotiations at the High Level Conference. The press briefing will take place:
In FAO, Room “Philippines”, Building B, 2nd Floor
On June 4th, between 12 and 13h
The following civil society representatives will be available:
- Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2008 04:40
"Stop corporate control over food!"
Rome, Italy - 3 June 2008
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Farmer and civil society leaders carrying out a peaceful action today in Rome, Italy at the FAO Summit on the Food Crisis were forcefully removed from the premises. At around 1:30pm farmers and representatives of civil
society organisations staged an action at the press room to deliver a message that millions of additional people are joining the ranks of the hungry as the corporations that control the global food system are making record profits. The issues of corporate control and speculation, which are leading causes of recent spikes in food prices, are not being discussed by the government delegations and the international agencies meeting in Rome to debate
solutions to the crisis.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2008 00:31
Thursday, May 30th, hundreds of thousands of individuals including Korean Peasant League (KPL) and Korean Women Peasant Association (KWPA) as well as various other groups gathered at plazas in front of Seoul City Hall and Cheonggae Square, both of which are in downtown Seoul, holding a candle in one hand and placards criticizing the deal of U.S beef imports, which will be available to consumers as early as next week. The protestors chanting "Nullify the beef deal", "Eat the mad cow yourself Lee Myung-bak" and "Impeachment".
- Published on Monday, 02 June 2008 23:58
NO MORE FAILURES AS USUAL
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Rome, June 1, 2008. At the eve of the High Level Conference on World Food Security in Rome, farmer, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples and nongovernmental organizations (NGO) have declared a People's State of Emergency.
"Governments and intergovernmental organisations must immediately stop any policies, which lead to violations of the human right to food", says Maryam Rahmanian of CENESTA, Iran. "Free trade policies have seriously damaged the food system over time, leading to the food crisis that we're facing today". Parallel to the official conference, civil society organisations are holding a five day Forum to voice their demands on how to overcome the crisis.