Helga Zepp-LaRouche's Call For Doubling Food Production Circulates
May 19, 2008 • 11:23AM

Helga Zepp-LaRouche's call for doubling food production globally, is being received widely in the Arab world, one of the most import-dependent regions of the world. Initially, it has been posted prominently on the website of the Data and Strategic Studies Center (DASC) in Syria. It is also the top item in the Egyptian Alarab News, an opposition political newspaper and news website. The statement is also circulating in international Arabic-language blog and discussion groups.

The Saudi daily, Asharq Al-Awsat published a comment by LaRouche Movement leader Hussein Askary today on its economy page, on the report about the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech at the May 18 opening of the World Economic Forum (Summer Davos at Sharm El-Sheikh). Asharq Al-Awsat reported that Mubarak in his speech called for emergency action, denounced biofuels and financial speculation in food, and vowed to personally bring this message to the FAO summit in Rome in June 3-5.

Askary commented that he agreed with President Mubarak and cited the international campaign launched by German leader Helga Zepp-LaRouche demanding exactly these and other points. Askary lists the demands made by Zepp-LaRouche: doubling world food production through: stopping the biofuels from food, banning speculation in food, putting an end to the WTO free market insanity, and providing new cheap credit for the development of infrastructure in developing nations such as water dams, channels, nuclear power and modern agricultural techniques. Askary noted that Zepp-LaRouche has also called for making the Rome conference a forum for getting an international agreement or doing that, as President Mubarak demands.