While the healthcare debate rages in the US, a broader discussion has been renewed on the international stage that envisions the universal goal of "health for all". The time is ripe for a global civil society movement to turn this vision into an international priority.
Rather than a push for techno-fixes and tightened intellectual property rights that characterised the recent World Seed Conference, we need a new paradigm in agricultural development that promotes cooperation, sharing and free-exchange of seeds, writes Robin Willoughby.
As the G20 Finance Ministers began two-day London talks on the 4th September, Share the World's Resources joined the Put People First coalition in a day of campaigning and discussion to advocate for a fairer economic and financial system.
Poverty and social conditions are widely acknowledged to be the major causes of ill health in developing countries. This report explains how greater international economic sharing is the first step towards achieving the longstanding goal of health care for all.
Following the latest weak outcome of the Commission on Sustainable Development, it is time to ask if the United Nations is achieving enough in the realm of sustainable agriculture - and to start building a grassroots movement that can forge a new vision for the future.