Magazine article UN Chronicle

Counterpoint

Magazine article UN Chronicle

Counterpoint

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Thank you for your letter, with the UN Chronicle (No. 3, 2001) that includes my article. I think the volume is excellently designed and edited and captures the food issues in the global context very well.

Unfortunately, your editor has changed a section of my article, which results in saying the opposite of what was initially intended. The original sentence was: "Thus food insecurity today predominates in those world regions which have least and latest been touched by the comprehensive bundle for 'good' globalization of agriculture mentioned above." Your editor erased the words "least and latest" in this sentence, which turns the meaning around in a wrong direction.

Joachim von Braun

7 November 2001

We owe you an apology for the inadvertent omission of that critical phrase. It has been rectified on our online edition (www.un.org/ chronicle), where the article is posted.

The UN should honour such unselfish, dedicated fighters for common but noble causes (as in story mentioned below) and publish it suitably among developing countries in order to try to root out corruption, which is bedevilling all developing countries and keeping them away from real development.

Sankara Subbu, New Delhi

15 January 2002

(Referring to an article in Volume XXXVII, No.1 2000, "Villages as a Positive Force for Good Governance--The Right to Information: India's Struggle against Grass-roots Corruption".)

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