Regulate Commodities Speculation
Join with the members of the National Family Farm Coalition and their Via Campesina partner organizations worldwide as they campaign to curb speculation in commodity prices at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This speculation is driving the current global food crisis and threatening the livelihoods of small-scale farmers everywhere. Send a letter to President Obama and your congressional representatives.
I am joining with small farmers is asking you to regulate the U.S. food commodities market to prevent price speculation and volatility that leads to spikes in food prices and riots in countries dependent upon imports of food.
Our most vulnerable women and children here in the U.S. and worldwide cannot afford to buy enough food. You have the power to prevent the worst of this food price speculation.
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