‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit

‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit

Small-scale farmers and Indigenous groups say big ag offers only false and self-interested solutions

Hundreds of civil society groups, academics and social movements are boycotting the first UN global food summit amid growing anger that the agenda has been hijacked by an opaque web of corporate interests.

Called the people’s summit by UN organisers, groups representing thousands of small-scale farmers and Indigenous communities, which produce 70% of the world’s food through sustainable agriculture, are among those to withdraw from Thursday’s event saying their knowledge and experience has been ignored.

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