Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) — The Headquarters of the All-People Movement for Defending Food Sovereignty to Protect Korean Rice which groups 68 civic and public organizations in south Korea including the south Korean Federation of Peasants Associations reportedly held a press conference in Myongdong, Seoul, on August 18 at which the start of the all-people signature campaign was proclaimed.
A press release said that a recent secret document of the U.S. Defense Department disclosed the U.S. ambition to dominate the world by use of food.
It called upon all the people to turn out to defend the food sovereignty and pool their efforts to protect agriculture and countryside.
Kang Pyong Gi, chairman of the Peasants Committee of the Democratic Workers’ Party, and other speakers denounced the present regime for working hard to open the rice market decisive of the life and death of the peasants, stressing that rice issue is not only an issue of the peasants but an issue of the nation.
Expressing their determination to fight it out to protect rice together with the peasants, they declared that they would start a massive signature campaign, a movement to implement their declaration on protecting Korean rice and the food sovereignty, etc. in Seoul and all other parts of south Korea that day.
A signature campaign was conducted at the end of the press conference.
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