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.
"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.
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.