OCA, Regeneration International, and hundreds of non-profit, public interest organizations around the world have announced that we will be boycotting the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit in New York, which has been hijacked by Bill Gates, industrial agriculture corporations, and the genetic engineering industry.
As Stacy Malkin from US Right to Know explains:
“For over a year, the Food Systems Summit has sparked criticism, protests and calls for boycotts from food security experts, UN insiders and hundreds of organizations from Africa and other countries. A chief concern of the critics is the dominant role of large corporations and private donors, including the Gates Foundation, which are pushing a narrow set of approaches for profit-driven agricultural development. African groups described the approach as “business-as-usual, quick-technofix policy prescriptions of the agribusiness agendas.” What is needed instead, these groups said, is a “radical shift from fossil fuel-based industrial agriculture and corporate monopolies of food and agriculture to food sovereignty and agroecology.”
Instead of participating in the corporate-controlled Food Systems Summit in New York, Regeneration International, in conjunction with steering committee partners such as the Organic Consumers Association, The Global Alliance for Organic Districts, IFOAM Asia, Navdanya, the International Network of Eco Regions, Savory Hub Africa, Via Organica, The League of Organic Municipalities and Cities and BERAS International will be hosting the People's Food Summit on World Food Day, October 16, this year.
For More Information See: People's Food Summit