agriculture

Contrary to Popular Belief, IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries' Agricultural Policies

Contrary to Popular Belief, IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries’ Agricultural Policies

October 7, 2018

Economics Prof. Lawrence King discusses the new PERI report on loan conditionalities that the IMF imposes when it provides loans and that interfere with food production and encroach on the sovereignty of states battling poverty

The global heat wave that’s been killing us

July 23, 2018

DW. A heat wave is ravaging countries around the world. Although many celebrate sunny days, wildfires, wasted crops and health problems are some of the many disastrous consequences hot weather can have. Most of us enjoy sunny days and complain on rainy ones — yet behind the clear skies lies a less pleasant reality. Since June…

Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce

November 20, 2017

Our World Is Not For Sale session at the 2017 World Trade Organization Public Forum exposes dangers ahead as giant superpowers in new technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence seek further power under the guise of new E-Commerce rules at the WTO

‘Appetite for Destruction’: How Feeding Livestock Strains the Planet

October 22, 2017

We are eating more meat than at any other time in history, and the largest environmental impact actually comes from what the animals are being fed, says Duncan Williamson, food policy manager for the World Wildlife Fund UK

"The World According to Monsanto"

September 1, 2017
Tim Wise from the Small Planet Institute explains how a new seed policy in the southern African country of Malawi threatens farmers’ rights to save, exchange, and sell their seeds, and how a former Monsanto official turned out to be one of the policy’s co-authors

Economy

August 29, 2017
Food and Water Watch’s Patrick Woodall says that the incredible wave of mega-mergers in recent years shows that “regulators have been asleep at the switch”

Trump Places Drinking Water on the Deregulation Block

July 1, 2017

The Trump Administration’s plan to rescind federal regulation safeguarding drinking water will mean more Flint like disasters says Scott Edwards of Food & Water Watch

Climate Scientist: February Temperatures Consistent with Global Warming

March 5, 2017

Dr. Alan Robock says there’s an increasing frequency of strong storms, droughts and flooding; more impacts on agriculture; and rising sea levels – but the situation is not irreversible

Peter Drahos on the WTO TRIPS Agreement: IPR Linked To World Trade

October 30, 2016
Peter Drahos explains the implementation of the World Trade Organization TRIPS Agreement that linked intellectual property rights to trade which turned the multilateral trading system into a global platform binding nations in a legal framework protecting transnational corporate rights to privatize life & knowledge

News Click

October 30, 2016
Sophia Murphy from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy speaks with Newsclick on how for the past 20 years, the WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture has failed to address basic inequities in world agriculture – Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production