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WTO Doha Negotiations Threaten to Encourage Inefficient Food Aid Delivery

Revised rules on food aid in the latest negotiating text at the World Trade Organization fail to reduce adequately the scope for the sale of food aid and encourage a highly wasteful, trade distorting system, according to a letter sent to trade ministers today from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Oxfam International.

Ethanol and Land Use Changes

A respsone to the February 7, 2008 Science studies that examined the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of land use changes caused by the growing demand for biofuels. Dr. Morris chalenges many of their assumptions and uses their own numbers to demonstrate that as of 2007 ethanhol was reducing GHG.