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Food Sovereignty and the World Food Summit

(June 7, 2002 CropChoice news) The ETC Group has released a new publication, "Food Sovereignty and the World Food Summit -- 27 Modest Proposals." The full text of the 12-page document is available at http://www.etcgroup.org

"The theme for the NGO/CSO Forum (June 8-13, 2002) during the World Food Conference in Rome is Food Sovereignty - the rights of small producers to provide and of poor consumers to eat. For the fifth time since it was founded in 1945, FAO is trying to get governments to wake up to their national and global obligation to end food insecurity. Past conferences have bred platitudes without progress. This time, civil society must present a real and measurable agenda - and governments should either put up or shut up," according to ETC Group.