December 19, 2013

UN REPORT BRINGS ATTENTION TO NEED FOR SMALL SCALE ORGANIC FARMING

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A new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” has highlighted the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.

The publication, which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world, explains that major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.  It also said that global trade rules should be reformed in order to work toward these ends, which is unfortunately the opposite of what mega-trade deals like the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S.-EU Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are seeking to accomplish.  Read More

You can read more about the report from the Institute by visiting their website here.

Read the full report here.
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