Millenium Goals

Tue, Sep 30, 2008


Canada “invisible” in campaign to end world hunger

Canada, along with 188 other countries, committed itself to achieving the Millennium Goals by 2015. A major goal is reducing hunger and ensuring environmental sustainability.

But the Canadian Government is failing to honour its commitment. “Canada is invisible in the campaign to halve global hunger,” says the Canadian Foodgrains Bank,a non-profit organization working to end hunger in developing countries.Ten years ago, at the World Food Summit, Canada played a major role. We heard a passionate commitment from Canada that year and we were hopeful that our contribution to ending hunger would grow. Now, ten years later, the strong voice has been diminished to barely a whimper. It’s hard to understand how we’ve come to this point.” (November 2006 press release)

The Canadian Government’s efforts to support Terminator seed go directly against our commitments under the Millennium Goals, which require supporting small-scale farmers, not multi-national corporations.


To learn more about the excellent campaign in Canada and around the world calling on governments to take action on the Millennium Goals, contact:

Make Poverty History

For information on the Millennium Goals, visit

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