Mexico ends tariffs to fight world food crisis
Mexico announced the elimination of import tariffs on food and fertilizers as part of a package of measures to combat increases in international food prices.
Monday, May 26, 2008
"For my government, food policy is a State issue," said President Felipe Calderón at the presentation of his "Support for the Family Budget" program.
Experiences in trying to obtain self-produced grains at affordable prices for the population have been real disasters, with China being the best example.
Panama is experiencing a repeat of the Central American basic food drama, with poorly planned local production, very low cost imports and consumer high prices.
The European Commission will grant the country $6.1 million to support food and nutritional safety in 10 provinces.
Representatives from 175 countries and international organizations will discuss food safety rules in Guatemala this week.
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