Sorry for not posting recently. I think I must have caught the procrastination disease that is inflicting all the participants of the Doha international trade talks as they keep waiting for others to make a move, a game that could go on forever. The latest is China which, like everyone else in turn, has called for more flexibility. Rather than repeat the same thing every day I am lying low until something happens.
What is desperately needed, of course, is to get public opinion mobilised to abolish agriculture subsidies which, at a stroke would revive agriculture production in poorer nations while giving the rich countries a cash bonanza to spend on something else.
One way to achieve this is to use the new social networks that are springing up that, in theory, could spread the word to millions of people. I have set up a sister site (ASS - Agriculture Subsidies Suck) on Facebook. So far it has almost 100 signatures. Please add yours. Only a few hundred million to go . . .