Sabtu, 06 Agustus 2011

Food governance

Since the 1994 GATT, the developing world has fractured with some developing countries benefiting, while others do not. Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, has been a net loser. Dissent about the new global institutions of governance symbolized by the GATT’s creation of the World Trade Organization surfaced at the WTO talks in Seattle, USA, in December 1999, with demonstrations following in Washington DC, Melbourne, Gothenborg, Prague, and Genoa. Although much interest has focused on wider political and economic issues, there are important considerations for the issue of the nutrition transition and the food–health connection. Two considerations are central: firstly, whether the neoliberal model enshrined in the GATT is appropriate for the ecological and human health challenges of the 21st century and, secondly, whether, health issues are adequately championed in global governance.


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