Nestl? boss starts an African crusade

Sunday, March 13, 2005

The boss of the world?s largest food company will tell the conference that trade barriers in Europe and America have done more damage to Africa than Third World debt – which has dominated the debate on relieving poverty there. Delegates at the conference – which is being organised by the BBC – include Sir Bob Geldof and Peter Mandelson, the EU commissioner for external trade.
?We are spending in Europe and the US $1 billion dollars every day protecting our agriculture industry,? said Brabeck-Letmathe in an interview with The Sunday Times ahead of his speech. ?This goes directly – directly – against African countries. If we would only (end trade barriers), we would not have to send additional funds into Africa.?
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Source: Times Online