Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Food crises and US policy

This article explains how subsidized US rice, sold to Haiti, undercut the local Haitian farmers and precipitated a food crisis. Shows how good intentions can sometimes go awry.

This article, "Manufacturing a Food Crisis," details the role that the WTO, IMF, and US played in exacerbating hunger abroad, with particular emphasis on Mexico and the Philippines.

1 comment:

meghan said...

yo - can i start contributing to this blog? i'm writing two huge papers looking more closely at the interplay between haitian farmers, the imf, neoliberal trade, subsidized us farming, and the rise of ethanol in the global market. this article's a great starting place, but there's more to be said :)