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One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars - not people, new figures show

One-quarter of all the maize and other grain crops grown in the US now ends up as biofuel in cars rather than being used to feed people, according to new analysis which suggests that the biofuel revolution launched by former President George Bush in 2007 is impacting on world food supplies. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 5 February 2010

Coordination SUD

Mass retailing in the South: impacts on subsistence farming and farm workers, regulations, and mobilisation within civil society

DIRECTIONS FOR USE Context of the study: In the last two decades the liberalisation trend in most economies has led to an increase in big companies’ power. The concentration of multinational companies in mass retailing has strengthened this sector’s power (“Buyer power”) over all the other actors in all sectors of the economy: industries and especially peasants and agricultural workers. Coordination Sud, a platform for French international solidarity organisations, functions on the basis of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 August 2007

No reprieve for small farmers in WTO draft text

The WTO’s draft modalities on agriculture, released by New Zealand’s Ambassador Crawford Falconer will allow the US and EU to go scot-free where it comes to domestic supports. According to Focus on the Global South, this is worrying since these domestic supports are today’s new form of hidden export subsidies. The Falconer text calls on the US to bind its overall trade distorting domestic support at between 13 - 16.4 billion (the exact figure to be negotiated). In 2006, overall trade (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 July 2007


Guest workers seek Global Horizons : U.S. company profits from migrant labor

> CorpWatch, November 3rd, 2006 (...)

« About 170 Thai migrants paid thousands of dollars to recruiters in Thailand for the opportunity to work in the bountiful orchards of Washington state. Their tale illustrates the pitfalls of the H-2A guest worker program which is a mainstay - along with undocumented labor - of the U.S. agricultural system.
According to the Seattle Times, the migrant workers said they paid up to $8,000 each to Thai recruiters. Global Horizons, a California-based company, works with recruiters abroad and obtains H-2A agricultural guest worker visas, flies workers to Washington and sets them up in housing, as required by the federal program. Global Horizons denies working with any recruiter who received payment from a migrant worker. »  read

date of on-line publication : 16 November 2006

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