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Social and Environmental Groups Urge No Further Agrofuel Expansion, as Brazil hosts the International Biofuels Conference, Nov 17-21, 2008
November 24,2008, São Paulo, Brazil
19 November 2008, Rome--
Addressing a special session of the FAO’s 191-member-nation governing Conference, Diouf declared that a 2009 World Summit was needed because, “After more than 60 years [since FAO’s foundation] it is essential to create a new system of world food security.”
Saving humankind from hunger
On November 4th, a groundswell of enthusiasm and goodwill opened a door toward a brighter future for our nation and the world. President-elect Barack Obama put it succinctly in his acceptance speech when he said, "This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change."
by Karla Pena
Ecuador established Food Sovereignty in their Constitution approved by a referendum vote of 64% of the population on September 28, 2008. The people of Ecuador have the right to "Good Living," a healthy environment ecologically harmonized to guarantee the right to food. The State will enforce the established rights to aid in recent food price increase and localize their food systems by supporting their small and medium farmers in sustainable development (Agroecology).
Is this new constitution a prototype that other countries can look to?
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