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Is the tap opening?

Back in October 2008 in an article about the World economy I wondered “with all these gigantic losses to the taxpayer, investors, banks and other financial institutions employees, who are the ones that gain? We are talking about large amounts of wealth and their frightening negotiating power on future arrangements of the financial and perhaps… » read more

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On the opportunity of the Copenhagen Conference on the Environment it might be purposeful to reflect on an aspect of the foundations of the debate often leading to wrong perceptions, expectations and often apathy. Since earlier than the 60s of the previous century the environmental movement, embracing enlightened individuals and genuinely concerned citizens, observing worrying… » read more

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Food crisis?

Back in the nineties, in my capacity as director general of a global federation of industry directly involved in the production of food, I had suggested in an article with title “Hungry for an Answer” published by Farm Chemicals International (Edition of Summer 1999): “How far will desperately hungry people go to feed their children?… » read more

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