African food systems are the ‘new oil,’ UN documents say

9 March 2021 — USRTK

Planning documents for the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 shed new light on the agenda behind the controversial food summit that hundreds of farmers’ and human rights groups are boycotting over its dominance by agribusiness interests.

You can read the documents here: The next neocolonial gold rush? African food systems are the ‘new oil,’ UN documents say

The documents call for a radical transformation of Africa’s food systems, one being decided by a narrow set of self-interested actors including the World Economic Forum and the Gates and Rockefeller foundations, with little input from food movements who say ecological health, biodiversity and human rights should be at the center of food systems negotiations.

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