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Food Security and the WTO

Since 2013, Timothy A. Wise has been researching and writing about the ongoing controversies in World Trade Organization negotiations over agriculture and food security, with detailed analysis of U.S. objections to India's National Food Security Act as an unfair trade-distorting subsidy to its farmers. Below are links to Wise’s writings on the subject. For the full range of coverage, see the web page on his project on A Rights-Based Approach to the Global Food Crisis, part of his work on The Global Food Crisis. Read more on Reforming US Trade Policy and on The WTO and Global Trade.

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WTO Summit to Ignore Price Crisis, Agricultural Dumping, Timothy A. Wise, Common Dreams, December 10, 2017

India’s Public Stockholding: “Much more than a welfare program”, Timothy A. Wise, Food Tank, December 2017

WTO and Food Security: Biting the Hand that Feeds the Poor, Timothy A. Wise, Food Tank, December 2017

WTO takes a wrong turn for development, Timothy A. Wise and Biraj Patnaik, Down To Earth, February 23, 2016

Don't buy the spin: The WTO talks in Nairobi ended badly and India will pay a price, Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A Wise,, December 24, 2015

‘Outstanding Doha issues’ are still a priority, Timothy A. Wise, Letter to Financial Times, December 22, 2015

US cynical positions designed to create deadlock, Timothy A. Wise, The Standard, December 18, 2015

Defending the Right to Food at the World Trade Organization, Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A. Wise, Food Tank, December 18, 2015

Timothy A. WiseWhy America is Moving Away from the WTO
The Real News Network interviewed Timothy A. Wise on December 16, 2015 on the World Trade Organization's 10th ministerial meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dumping Responsibility on Third World Farmers Yet Again, Timothy A. Wise, The Wire, December 13, 2015

India’s time to lead at the WTO, Timothy A. Wise and Sachin Kumar Sharma, Down To Earth, December 12, 2015

Africa and the WTO - the Perils of Weakening the Development Agenda, Biraj Patnaik and Timothy A. Wise, AllAfrica, October 9, 2015 (Also available in French)

Destruction of US credibility at WTO, Timothy A. Wise and Biraj Patnaik, Live Mint, September 8, 2015

Will the WTO fast-track trade at the expense of food security?, Timothy A. Wise and Jeronim Capaldo, Al Jazeera, July 24, 2014

On the WTO Ministerial in Bali:
Battle Won, The War Goes On, Timothy A. Wise, BW | Business World, January 7, 2014

Right to food wins 'defensive battle' in World Trade Organization deal, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, December 8, 2013

10 signs of US hypocrisy on India's food security programme, Timothy A. Wise, Firstpost, December 6, 2013

US opposition to ambitious Indian program a 'direct attack on the right to food, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, December 3, 2013

Read more on A Rights-Based Approach to the Global Food Crisis
Read more on Wise’s work on the Global Food Crisis

The Global Development and Environment Institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program examines the economic, social and environmental impacts of economic integration in developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the WTO and NAFTA's lessons for trade and development policy. The goal of the program is to identify policies and international agreements that foster sustainable development.

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