The global food crisis: What is the role of trade?

What is the role of trade in bringing this crisis on, and how can trade alleviate the problem of the rapid escalation in global food prices today? Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and Christian Häberli, World Trade Institute, discuss the issues with Keith Rockwell, WTO Spokesperson. You can also make your views known in the online forum below.

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WTO Public Forum 2008
Public Forum session: The Food Price Explosion: What can the WTO do?
Public Forum session: World Food Crisis: Are Trade Rules a Problem or a Way Forward?
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