Saturday February 9, 2013,
in Rennes, France, les Champs libres,
Amnesty international, le Cridev (C.R.I.D.E.V.
Centre Rennais d'Information pour le Développement) and the bookstore Greenwich invited Professor Jean Ziegler, Geneva, Vice-President of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee. Jean Ziegler’s latest book
(Published October 2011, available in English on July 16, 2013): Destruction massive: géopolitique de la faim (Mass Destruction – the Geopolitics of Hunger). English title: Betting on Famine: Why the World
Still Goes Hungry
For the period 2000-2008, Jean Ziegler was the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.
Three questions to Jean Ziegler:
of men by hunger is the scandal of the century, you write ...
Every 5 seconds, a child under 10 dies of hunger, 57,000
people die of hunger every day and one of the seven billion people on the
planet is permanently and seriously undernourished. The report by the United
Nations Food and Agriculture department on How
to Feed the
World, which gives these figures, says global agriculture
could normally feed 12 billion humans. Conclusion: At the beginning of this
millennium, there is no more objective shortage.
|BETTING ON FAMINE - Why the World Still Goes Hungry|
responsible for this scandal?
85% of all food traded worldwide in 2011 was controlled
by ten private transcontinental companies. They have power over the lives of men
that no king, emperor or pope has ever had in the history of mankind. These
companies decide every day through price fixing, for example, who will go hungry,
who will die or who will eat and who will live. Last year one U.S. company controlled 31.8% of all wheat marketed worldwide.
Another company, a French one, controlled 38.9% of all rice traded in the
Are there reasons
Yes. All the murderous mechanisms responsible for the daily
massacres that I denounce are made by the human hand and can be broken by the
same hand. France is a democracy and the 5th largest economy in the world.
There is no powerlessness in a democracy. If there was a general revolt of people’s
conscience, we could force the Parliament to legally prohibit market
speculation on basic foods, for example.
Collected by Édouard MARET – Pour
Jean Ziegler, la faim peut être vaincue – Rennes
Go to: Goldman Sachs Made 400 Million Betting On Food Prices In 2012 While Hundreds Of Millions Starved
Source: Ouest France
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