Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Access to medicines

See the page from "Make trade fair":
"Fourteen million people die from treatable diseases every year. Many of these lives could be saved if cheap drugs were available"
Regarding food production:
"Millions of poor farmers can't sell what they grow because rich countries are forcing poor countries to accept imports of cheap, often heavily subsidised, food. Rice provides a good example of the threats that poor farmers face."
"The EU's scandalous system of sugar subsidies and trade barriers has prevented many small farmers from working their way out of poverty and raising environmental standards. Reforms that lead to a sustainable sugar industry are urgently needed."
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2 Comments:

Blogger Afromusing said...

the labelling of the diamonds will definitely help, i dont wear them at all , though would definitely consider a proposal made with a 5C label! :)) now if i can get someone to forward this link anonymously to some bloke ;) i enjoy your blog btw. thanks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 10:04:00 pm  
Blogger UARIDI said...

The first world's laws are strange indeed. All they have to do is remove 1% of the trade barriers and they would not have to give us aid. But that will not suit them will it? They have to show they are "good" and "generous" to the poor developing countries. That is my view.

Friday, September 23, 2005 10:21:00 am  

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