- Published on Tuesday, 17 June 2008 22:17
- Published on Monday, 16 June 2008 22:15
The farmers organisations and social movements CPE, COAG and Seattle to Brussels Network staged a symbolic action in Brussels on Fiday the 13th of June, 2008, to denounce the EU involvment in the corporate profit over the food crisis.
Last week in FAO conference on food security, the EU promoted more free-trade by concluding the Doha Round, fuelling cars instead of feeding people and more pesticides and fertilizers.
Over the last years, these so-called « solutions » have lead to more profits for the big agribusiness corporations and more poverty and hunger for the people.
- Published on Friday, 13 June 2008 03:11
The resumption of U.S. beef imports was one of the prerequisites for South Korea to begin negotiations with the United States on a free trade agreement. To launch the trade talks, South Korea partially resumed imports of the American meat in 2006.
Korea, once the world's third-largest buyer of U.S. beef, had banned imports of the American meat in 2003 after a case of mad cow disease was found in the United States.
- Published on Friday, 13 June 2008 00:31
MADAGASCAR, 14th to 17th May 2008 - FINAL DECLARATION
"GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS"
From the 14th to the 17th of May, 40 delegates of peasants' organizations from different African countries gathered in Antananarivo to hold a regional meeting and discuss various issues related to the life of small farmers and their organizations in the region. These organizations share the vision of the international peasant movement, La Via Campesina. During the meeting we discussed the social and economic situation of the Region, building alliances with other movements and institutions in Africa, strategies to fight against the neo-liberal policies being imposed on the continent and the growth of peasants' organizations that are members of Via Campesina in Africa. We also welcomed new members to the movement in Africa, as well as working on our preparation for the 5th International Conference of Via Campesina, due to take place in October this year in Mozambique.