Topical issue of the week: Concentration in the food system

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Last update:    August 2019

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Our headlines:

Protecting our health and environment - Is justice to substitute rules and regulations?


In the face of the inability of Parliaments and Governments to take appropriate measures, consumers and citizens have been obliged to invoke the third power : Justice. [read]

 

Being a lobbyist : accept to accuse sustainable agriculture in order to help develop profits of firms that fund you


Mixing freely carefully selected statistical, ideological, scientific and moral arguments to illustrate their point of view in defiance of any rigour, lobbyists promote ideas - and so-called solutions - that are damaging for the future of world food. [read]

 

Digitalisation of agriculture in Africa is bound to increase exclusion and inequality


Failing to develop renewed anti-trust regulations and stronger democratic processes to ensure a fair distribution of value added by digitalisation would imply the marginalisation of a large number of farmers [read]

 

Facts and figures on world malnutrition (New)


While hunger increases, overweight and obesity also increase even at a faster rate! Unless policies followed by countries change, the world food situation will continue to deteriorate, with its huge cost in terms of human lives and suffering. [read]

 

Ensuring world food security in a changing climate will require us to modify our diet, develop appropriate technologies and implement conducive policies  (New)


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