Thanks to Carl Oberg for pointing out this article in the New York Times that I had missed linking the bad effects of agriculture subsidies and developed world obesity. In other words if richer countries got rid of subsidies they would not only save billions of pounds in financial support - they would also be much healthier. This problem is a no brainer even before you factor in the hugely beneficial effects of allowing developing countries to have a level playing field in their trade with the West.
And the Doha talks? With weeks to go before the final, final, final deadline, there is renewed speculation about a deal being cooked up.