The right to food and the impact of liquid biofuels

(In the words of Henry Kissinger:  “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people).

Published on FAO.org, by Asbjørn Eide, senior fellow of the Norwegian Center for Human Rights at the University of Oslo, May 30, 2008.

This study contributes to the present discussion on soaring food prices, climate change and biofuels, all issues that are at the center of the debate of the High Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy (Rome, 3 to 5 June 2008). The urgency of the situation and the need for immediate measures and action have recently been reaffirmed with the adoption of a resolution by the UN Human Rights Council which urges States to review “any policy or measure which could have a negative impact on the realisation of the right to food” … (full text).

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