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GREAT LAND GRAB THREAT AT U.N. CLIMATE TALKS IN GHANA
ACCRA (GHANA), 19 August 2008 -
Delegates attending the United Nations climate talks in Accra on 21th - 27th August will focus on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries (REDD) but environmental campaigners are warning against the inclusion of forests in carbon markets.
Friends of the Earth International warns that the inclusion of forests in carbon markets enables developed countries to avoid real carbon emissions reductions at home.
American Farmers Support India and Developing Countries Right to Food Sovereignty
Washington D.C. (August 13, 2008) - The National Family Farm Coalition welcomed with elation the recent failure of the Doha Round negotiations at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. NFFC, an organization representing family farmers in the United States and a member of Via Campesina, an international coalition of family farmers, peasants, and farm workers, has been at the forefront since 1993 of protesting the disastrous inclusion of agriculture in the world trading system.
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On August 2 two masked men swerved in front of Amilcar Pop's car, forcing him to a violent stop. The men drew guns and beat on the windows of the Guatemalan lawyer's car shouting that they would kill him. Despite injuries from the accident, Pop was able to reverse his car and escape.
Compilation of articles from Americas Policy Program including an article titled
Agri-food Industry's Deadly Cycle Feeds Immigration by Eric Holt-Gimenez
Inequalities in the world's food system have been aggravated by recent developments to create the much talked-about food crisis. But what is behind the headlines? This new series delves into agrofuels, trade policy, corporate concentration, climate change, and rising demand to help sort out the real causes of the crisis and what needs to be done about it.
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At the June 1-4, 2008 FAO Food Security Summit in Rome, representatives of 181 countries reaffirmed their commitment to food security goals from previous summits held in 1996 and "Five Years Later." Delegates voiced concern about the lack of progress toward the UN Millennium Development Goals. That's the good news.
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