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In the spotlight
by Anders Riel Müller and Raj Patel
Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
News of food shortages and hunger in Indonesia, reported to be caused by drought, alarmed the world in 1998 and 1999. According to the Minister of Food Affairs and Horticulture, Indonesia was the world's biggest recipient of food aid in 1998. But in recent months news has filtered out that many agricultural communities are prospering in the midst of the crisis.
Pesticides continue to threaten California's ecosystems and farmworkers according to two reports released by Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR), of which Food First is a member, and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA).
The Grupo de Agricultura Organica (GAO), the Cuban organic farming association, long at the forefront of the country's transition from industrial to organic agriculture, was named winner of the 1999 Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize.'
Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Members of Congress Kick-off Economic Human Rights Bus Tour in Georgia
One by one, the testifiers came forward to tell their emotion-filled stories of the plight of poor people in the world's most affluent society. Listening to the testimonies on November 11-12, were Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and John Conyers (D-MI), singer/activist Harry Belafonte, and actor/activist Danny Glover, as they traveled through Georgia with the Congressional Progressive Caucus Economic Human Rights Bus Tour, co-sponsored and organized by Food First and the Washington-based Institute for Policy Studies.
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