Author Archives for Yvonne Siu

IPC Urges Closer Examination of Food Miles Argument

Posted by Yvonne Siu on November 17th, 2006

Charlotte Hebebrand, IPC chief executive, writes:
IPC member Tim Groser (New Zealand) brings to our attention the emerging debate on “food miles.” The argument that it is environmentally damaging to ship food products long distances is finding increased resonance with the suspension of the Doha Round among groups who would like to see more food self […]

Whither Doha?

Posted by Yvonne Siu on November 17th, 2006

Charlotte Hebebrand, chief executive of IPC, contributes the following post:
Kicking off the IPC blog, I would like to bring your attention to a think piece, titled “Doha Suspension,” summarizing the discussion among IPC members on the present state of affairs in the Doha Round.
From the paper:
“Focusing therefore on the agricultural negotiations, this paper briefly sets forth […]

IPC to Launch New Blog, Trading Ideas

Posted by Yvonne Siu on October 20th, 2006

The International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council plans to launch Trading Ideas, a blog that seeks to promote an open dialogue on issues of agricultural trade and development policy. Trading Ideas will also provide a forum for IPC’s long-term strategy of identifying what the major issues in agricultural trade and development will be within […]