From the open publishing newswire: The United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and the US State Department have invited Ministers of Trade, Agriculture, and Health from 180 nations to a Ministerial Conference and Expo On Agricultural Science and Technology. |
Agriculture is currently one of the most contentious issues inside the WTO where member countries can't reach an agreement, making the Sacramento Conference an important destination on the US government's pre-Cancun WTO itinerary. Sacramento is an equally important destination for anyone concerned about genetically engineered foods, the rights of small farmers, the environment and agricultural biotech companies controlling the world's food supply. It will take place in downtown Sacramento from June 23-25, 2003. Neither the Conference nor the Expo is open to the general public. In response to these closed discussions of our food supply, a broad coalition of community organizations from Northern California have come together to organize an alternative convention in the streets of Sacramento.
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There will be a portland organizing meeting for the Sacramento Agricultural Ministerial mobilization at the NW RAGE office on May 12th at 7pm at 1421 SE Stark St. [ Read More... ]
[ www.biodev.org/sacramento | www.sacramentoministerial.org | NW Rage ]