Dados sobre os efeitos maravilhosos da maravilhosa política internacional da agricultura… além-Alentejo.

O que eu me ”delicio” há anos e anos, com a palavra ”ocidental”, e a palavra ”Europa” usada assim, mostrando-nos a arte, exemplarmente praticada por nós, de sermos as primeiras vítimas, enquanto simultaneamente, o bode-expiatório perfeito.

Entretanto gostaria de informar que… os indianos a cometer o suicídio por simples pobreza, é, pura e simplesmente, impossível. Nesse caso, suicidar-se-ia o País em peso… O Indiano sabe muito bem como viver com um punhado de arroz. O que pode não saber, tal como o português, é viver com as consquências da manha das cobras do Merdado, que individam os pobres, e lhes retiram ”patentes” do que é genuinamente seu há milénios, e outras maravilhas que tais – para as quais os cientistas tão orgulhosamente vão colaborando por esse mundo laboratorial afora.

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) took into effect in 1995 with the promise of “levelling the playing field” in agricultural trade amongst nations. The heart of the AoA is the liberalization of agricultural trade by removing so-called “trade distorting barriers” such as domestic and export support subsidies. The AoA also obliges countries to open up its markets to imported agricultural products by slowly removing import controls and restrictions.

Now, 10 years after the AoA, did it really fulfill its promises? Is there really fair trade in the WTO?

The answer is NO. In fact, liberalization of agriculture under the WTO’s AoA has changed global agriculture in a disastrous level never before experienced and seen. This is true especially in developing countries where agriculture served as a backbone of their economy and a source of food for billions of people and a source of livelihood for millions of farmers and their families.

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