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The European Parliament is voting today in plenary session on regulation standards for the implementation of the Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). CIDSE is calling on MEPs to either improve or reject the European Commission proposal as it only partly meets the requirement of the European Parliament to terminate scandalous and purely speculative transactions on food and raw materials.
Open Letter: The Committee on World Food Security must not allow itself to be captured by biofuels interest groups
The 40th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which will meet from 7th to 11th October, will be discussing recommendations on “Biofuels and Food Security”. This should be an important opportunity for the CFS to respond to the overwhelming evidence that the artificial demand for biofuels is undermining the right to food, causing significant increases in food insecurity, malnutrition1, and land-grabbing. The fast-growing demand for biofuels is largely the result of direct and indirect subsidies, including mandatory blending quotas and targets, especially in the EU and the Americas.
As we find ourselves nearing the mid-way point of this year’s Lenten period, are you satisfied that you’re doing your bit to contribute to a food-secure future for all? Why not bolster your commitments by signing up to a new online pledge launched by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) to reduce food consumption and take concrete actions against food waste throughout Lent and beyond?
On Human Rights Day, CIDSE reminds world leaders why the Right to Food and climate justice go hand in hand on the pathway to sustainable development
Op 22 augustus 2012 verscheen in de zakenkrant De Tijd een opiniestuk van Piet Vanthemsche, voorzitter van de Boerenbond, over het probleem van de stijgende voedselprijzen. Broederlijk Delen kan gedeeltelijk deze analyse bijtreden, maar legt toch andere accenten voor de oplossing ervan. (This is an opinion article in Dutch by CIDSE's Flemish member organisation Broederlijk Delen)
The record high food prices caused by drought in the world's biggest agricultural exporter should make us re-consider our relationship with food and the unsustainable system we have conjured up around it.
CIDSE G20 Agricultural Ministers Press statement
In a new paper issued ahead of World Food Day 2011 (16/10/2011) and an upcoming food summit in Rome at the UN Committee on World Food Security (17-22/10/2011), CIDSE says volatile food prices put both consumers and farmers in developing countries at risk.
Unschuldsmythen - Wie die Nahrungsmittelspekulation den Hunger anheizt, Report, Misereor, Oktober 2011 (German only)