01 July 2011

Pope Speaks on the Corruption of Food as a Speculative Commodity

From CNA/EWTN comes this news story earlier today: Fr. McNabb would have applauded this speech given to the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Pope Benedict issued strong words on Friday against financial speculators spiking food prices and pointed to family-run farms as a way to help stave off world hunger.

“Nourishment is a factor which touches on the fundamental right to life,” the Pope said.

“How can we remain silent before the fact that food has become the object of speculation and is tied to the movements of financial markets which, lacking clear rules and moral principles, seem fixated on the single objective of profit?”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this much needed post. JSWilson


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