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A plant of last resort

Chicago Tribune‏ October 1, 2011 By Greg Burns Original Source ST. LOUIS, Mo.The terrible famine in East Africa has many causes, but one of the least appreciated involves a staple in the diet of 800 million people worldwide. Cassava roots look a little like potatoes, and just as those starchy brown tubers succumbed to disease […]

‘Buy AmericanRedux

The Wall Street Journal September 30, 2011 Original Source President Obama has gone out of his way to avoid calling his American Jobs Act a second stimulus. But you won’t notice any difference in theBuy Americanprovision of his new proposal. It reads the same, word for word, as the Buy American provision in […]

PepsiCo to Foster Chickpeas in Ethiopia

The New York Times September 20, 2011 By Stephanie Strom Original Source PepsiCo plans to announce a new venture on Wednesday aimed at increasing its access to chickpeas, which play an increasing role in its food products, and expanding production of the crop in Ethiopia. The company’s partners, the World Food Program and the United […]

The Moral High Ground

National Review  BY JIM LACEY September 7, 2011 http://www.nationalreview.com Soon after I published an article questioning the global-warming orthodoxy, the world’s foremost hypocrite, Al Gore, informed anyone who still listens to him that my position is akin to racism. The wise course of action would be to ignore the rants of a man who desperately […]

Nestle Chairman Skeptical Of Growth In Organic Food Market

Fast Company August 21, 2011 BY PAUL GLADER Original Source SALZBURG, AUSTRIAHow does the chairman of the world’s largest food companyNestlé S.A.view consumer trends toward organic foods, slow foods, and farmer’s markets in parts of the U.S. And Europe? “You have to be rational,” says Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A. “There’s […]

Breaking the Cycle of Food Shortages in Africa With Fertilizer and Technology

The humanitarian aid will reach 4.6 miljon människor. They need it: Over the last three months, nästan 30,000 East African children have perished as victims of the region’s worst drought in years. The assistance shows that even in the hardest of hard times, the United States is a generous nation. As much as East Africa […]

Crop Prices Erode Farm Subsidy Program

The Wall Street Journal July 25, 2011 By SCOTT KILMAN Original Source SHELBYVILLE, Ill.Business is humming in this typical Midwestern farm town, with its bronze statue of Lincoln overlooking the courthouse square. Land prices are way up and so are bank deposits, as high corn and soybean prices mean local farmers are making the most […]

Doha Round is best aid for trade tool; Pascal Lamy must mobilise members to negotiation table

De ekonomiska tiderna (Indien) Juli 25, 2011 Original Source One of the critical issues in the international trading system is the Aid-for-Trade (AFT) programme . This aid programme is to help poor countries to enable them to access gains from trade liberalisation through financial and technical assistance as a standalone programme without mixing it with […]

Even mini-Doha may be dead duck, say WTO members

Reuters Africa July 21, 2011 By Tom Miles Original Source GENEVA (Reuters) – Hopes of rescuing a small trade deal from the ashes of the Doha round of global talks are likely to be dashed, several trade negotiators said on Thursday. Attempts to clinch a deal on the 10-year-old Doha talks fell apart in April, […]

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