WORLD: Commonwealth criticises US farm subsidies
Zealander Don McKinnon, secretary general of the Commonwealth, yesterday [Wednesday] spoke out against the new US farm bill, which was signed into law by President George Bush on Monday. McKinnon took issue with the sharp increase in the levels of US farm subsidies as incorporated in the bill. He said that the allowances are an example of rich countries bending the rules for their own benefit, and that they made a mockery of US free trade pledges, locking developing nations out of lucrative markets.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 16 years of archives.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- Unilever 2016 investor day - the top takeaways
- Have food promotions reached tipping point?
- The key questions for digital strategists in 2017
- How Tyson's new CEO plans to grow the meat group
- Mondelez goes beyond certified cocoa - analysis
- Nestle unveils process to cut sugar by 40%
- Unilever sets new margin target with help from ZBB
- Unilever focuses on "value" of spreads arm
- Amnesty - Global brands profit from labour abuses
- McCormick to buy flavours business Enrico Giotti