Western Governments

Bessis goes even further beyond and tacha of immoral and unfair to Western Governments to develop since the 1980s a liberalism of variable geometry which has been imposed since the countries of the North to the countries of the South, a world without barriers or tariffs, but for their own trade rules have been reserved protectionist measures that distort the free market course. I speak of unfair subsidies that European and North American countries grant to their agricultural and livestock producers to play with advantage in the global market, says French researcher. Regarding the production of agrofuels, Bessis said: it seems that we are talking to the cars of the rich feed with the food of the poor. Bessis points out the need for a global political turn that see the big challenge in the problem of hunger global and decidedly you response. The technical answer to cater food for a population of 9 billion people seems feasible.

What is necessary is that it is accompanied by the political will modify the current inequality in the distribution of food. Perhaps the current financial crisis leaves a positive effect that leads to that policy change, says Bessis. As part of the solution, Taibo points out the urgent need to reduce the current levels of production and consumption in developed countries, as a first step to end hunger. He recalled the failure of the proposal of UNDP, which raised the possibility of taxing the fortunes of the 250 richest humans with 4 percent, and thus achieve 40 billion dollars a year to devote to the development of the poorest populations. The same goes for the Millennium goals, which despite being very modest, they will not even reach. As regards the proposal of UNDP, $ 400 billion is reportedly raised in 10 years. Pointing other figures, before the 11-S in the world spent 780 million dollars annually in military affairs; Today the figure walk by 1.3 trillion. Point another, each year is spent worldwide on advertising $ 1 trillion. The contributions of academics in these days break the stereotype of a foreign University and academic world the problems of the real world. Alberto Martin journalist original author and source of the article.