17 Oct '11, 3am

Food prices, land grabbing in focus at UN talks in Rome: It also called for greater regulation of investments an...

ROME: Global food price volatility will be the focus of World Food Day celebrations in Rome on Monday which will also address the issue of massive farmland purchases by rich countries in the developing world. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) talks coincide with a meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), expected to adopt a set of voluntary guidelines on these controversial investments for the first time. The issue is commonly referred to as "land grabbing" and non-governmental organisations warn that the practice is threatening the livelihoods of small farmers in poor countries and raising food prices around the world. "Land grabbing is one of the most blatant and scandalous examples of how the dominant corporate food system is pushing a growing number of farmers and consumers into poverty," the campaign group Via Campesina said. International a...

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