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In the spotlight
Yesterday we rose before the sun was up to catch our bus to the Lagoa do Junco MST camp in Tapes, outside of Porto Alegre. Security was tight since the Venezualan President Hugo Chavez was one of the guests; everyone who was cleared to enter was given a sticker which read "Welcome to the International Solidarity Forest." As we arrived, members of the camp gave each guest a straw hat, and welcomed us to the land that they had fought for and gained title to about 4 years ago.
by Christine Ahn
Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement that will include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, is facing mounting public opposition throughout Central America and the United States.
North Korea's ongoing famine, which began in the mid-1990s, seems to prove that its government cares little about its people and more about possessing nuclear weapons. But for several decades, North Korea's agricultural policy of self sufficiency fed all North Koreans with little help from beyond its borders.
A new report published by Food First, "Famine and the Future of Food Security in North Korea," examines how North Korea pursued economic and agricultural self-sufficiency in response to its history of occupation and isolation.
Reynolds Wolfe, Ph.D.
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