Eric Holt-Giménez: What's wrong with the industrial food system and the challenges facing food justice movements

In the industrial or corporate food regime, hunger is a staple commodity. Agrarian and food justice movements have come a long way in building an alternative system, but there are still many challenges.

 

 

 

Olivier de Schutter: What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled?

The food crisis and the environmental crisis are two sides of one coin, so any solution to hunger and food security must also be sustainable and contribute to ecological integrity.

 

 

 

Miguel Altieri: On agroecology, and why it is the solution to hunger and food security

Today, a billion people live in hunger. Can we feed the world and achieve economic development while conserving ecosystems and improving the livelihoods of peasants and the rural poor?

 

 

 

Debating Europe "For a just EU investment policy"

Watch the heated debate among representatives from the European Commission, the Belgium government and civil society on the issue of EU Investment policy.

 

 

The implications of international investment treaties

Gus Van Harten discusses specific cases of investor-to-state arbitration to highlight what are the key problems with international investment treaties. How developing countries are being impacted by investment disputes and what the role is of lawyers and experts in promoting a growing international arbitration industry.

International Forum on BITs and Alternative Investment Regime (video's)

International investment agreements (IIAs) pose a threat to democratic governance and the public interest. These agreements undermine the right of governments to regulate in favour of public interest, decent work, human rights and environmental sustainability. IIAs give transnational corporations extraordinary rights without any obligations. They allow corporations to sue sovereign states before international arbitration tribunals.

Global Investment Rules: Threat to Democracy and the Environment

Around the world, citizens have been mobilizing to defend their environment and economic sovereignty from transnational corporations, but there is another threat lurking in the shadows that can ride roughshod over our rights. This is a video of the Network for Justice in Global Investment.

Hearing INTA on the EU- Colombia/Peru FTA Wed, Febr 29 2012

If you want to see the hearing of the 29/02 about the FTA EU – Colombia / Peru, follow this link.

Hearing INTA on the EU- Colombia/Peru FTA Wed, Febr 29 2012

If you want to see the hearing of the 29/02 about the FTA EU – Colombia / Peru, follow this link.