Free Trade or Food Security – Did India succeed at WTO Bali?
In this article, we critically analyse the imbalanced outcomes of the WTO Bali conference and
briefly examine the evolution of India’s public food subsidy programme. We show that India did
not completely succeed at the Bali negotiations. The result of this “half-victory” is that the WTO
structurally continues to favour powerful nations from the North at the cost of food security for
millions of poor people living in the South.