Tag Archives: Timothy A. Wise

Il WTO contro gli affamati indiani

10 Set

da un articolo di Timothy A. Wise

cancunkunghaeleeSu BusinessWorld del 7 gennaio 2014 Wise racconta la vicenda che ha contrapposto il World Trade Organization (WTO), controllato dai paesi occidentali, e la legge indiana contro la fame (Food Security Act). Continua a leggere


How beer explains 20 years of NAFTA’s devastating effects on Mexico

27 Feb

by Timothy A. Wise [Documenti]


Employee Angel Rodriguez checks the beer during the bottling process in the Cervecería Calavera, on July 20, 2012, in Tlanepantla, Mexico State.

Employee Angel Rodriguez checks the beer during the bottling process in the Cervecería Calavera, on July 20, 2012, in Tlanepantla, Mexico State. Producers of handcrafted beer are making their way in Mexico following the emergence of new breweries in crowded neighborhoods of the capital and as large emporiums producing traditional brands like Corona stopped being Mexican-owned. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images). Continua a leggere

Fiddling in Rome while our food burns

30 Gen

by Timothy A. Wise & Marie Brill* [Documenti]

Rumour has it that the Roman emperor Nero played a fiddle and sang while Rome burned for five days in the Great Fire of 64. Nearly 2000 years later, at the very site where this devastating fire started so long ago, history is repeating itself, only the leaders doing the fiddling are delegates to the 40th meeting of the UN Committee on World Food Security(CFS). And what’s burning is the world’s food in the engines of our cars. Continua a leggere

Healthcare: the USA is 27th

7 Nov

di David Ruccio [Documenti]

The usual excuse, from mainstream economists and politicians, that the U.S. healthcare system should remain mostly in for-profit, private hands is because the outcomes of that system make it the best in the world.

But a new study (published in the Journal of the American Medical Association) of the burden of diseases, injuries, and leading risk factors in the United States from 1990 to 2010 in comparison to the other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries reveals a quite different story. Continua a leggere

I dannosi rapporti tra cibo, carburanti e finanza

24 Ott

di Timothy A. Wise [Documenti]

biocarburantiSu Triple Crisis, un blog che ha come sottotitolo Global Perspectives on Finance, Development and Environment, Timothy Wise ha scritto, il 18 aprile di quest’anno, che proprio quando pensi che i legami perversi tra cibo, carburanti e finanza non potrebbero essere peggiori, ti arriva la notizia che Vitol, la più grande impresa indipendente di commercio del petrolio al mondo, è entrata nel commercio di grano, assumendo una squadra di Viterra, in Toronto. A tal proposito, aggiunge Wise, Javier Blas nel Financial Times ci ricorda che Viterra è stata comprata di recente da Glencore, che è forse il più grande speculatore globale nel commercio di beni. Continua a leggere

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