Globalisation & Food

Some Great Podcasts from the WTO’s 2009 Public Forum

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

At the end of September the WTO ran its annual public forum, this year entitled “Global Problems, Global Solutions: Towards Better Global Governance”.  The forum happens each year, and is a chance for governments, NGOs, academics, business and students to come together to discuss and debate some of the major issues which arise out of [...]

Coffee vs Cocaine: An Argument for Fair Trade

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

The World Fair Trade Organization – the peak body for Fair trade organisations including producer cooperatives and associations, export marketing companies, importers, retailers, national and regional  networks – has recently released this powerful short film/ad which argues that the “drug war” taking place on streets around the world is largely the result of farmers not [...]

Food for the future

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Well worth a look (or a listen, if you download the podcast) is ABC’s Background Briefing from last week – entitled “Food for the Future”.  Global Trade Watch contributed some statistics and opinions to the program. Reporter Bronwyn Herbert uses the program to examine some of the issues around the global food trade, and the [...]

What’s Wrong with the WB & IMF? – Clinton says “We Blew It”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Former US President Bill Clnton has delivered a stunning, stinging rebuke to the two institutions he effectively controlled for 8 years of his presidency, when, in a keynote address for World Food Day on October 23, he said: We need the World Bank, we need the International Monetary Fund, we need all the big foundations, [...]