"I was born in 1992, the year you started negotiating. My home island is now in danger of disappearing. You have been negotiating my entire life. We need action now," said a delegate from the Solomon Islands.
A year after Obama's election, advocates hoping for deep improvements in our food system can point to only a few successes, while other policies that could lead to food insecurity are brewing in back rooms.
Africans can look to India to see what a future of relying on biotech seeds looks like. There, a depleted water table, poisoned waterways and farmer suicides have been the result of the first Green Revolution.
Until we start celebrating earth with a small "e" everyday, all the compact fluorescent light bulbs and reusable shopping bags and hybrid cars and stainless steel water bottles in the world won't cut it.