On the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, people’s movements and civil society organizations around the globe today launched the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems, a counter-summit to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) slated to be held later this year. Organisers of the GPS are among the hundreds of CSOs and indigenous peoples organizations who have previously voiced criticisms of the UNFSS for its ties to big businesses and exclusion of small rural food producers.
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Our expression, as a collective cause, is first and foremost, a stalwart response of the grassroots movement against the anti-people efforts by transnational corporations in the name of profit.
We in the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) or Peasant Movement of the Philippines supports the Global Day of Action Against Corporate Control of Food Systems.
Today, the whole world is occupied by a few corporate companies. They control the world’s trade, agriculture, the world economy, market management, resources, food, water, natural resources, land and forests. Now their target is on the nature of the earth.