Sunday, July 3, 2011
Pope Benedict Rings in on Cancer New Moon
Just in time for the Cancer New Moon, on Friday Pope Benedict had a visitation from UN Food delegates and they discussed the price of food. Cancer is all about food. The stress of the cardinal cross, certainly was in his message. If anyone will do anything about it is another matter.
(AP) VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI denounced speculation in commodities markets Friday and demanded a global response to high food prices based on solidarity, not profit.
Benedict told delegates of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization that access to food is a basic human right that must be guaranteed. He said it's urgent to develop economic models that aren't just based on profit but take into account the "human dimension."
"How can we remain silent when even food has become the object of speculation or is linked to a market that, without any regulation and deprived of moral principles, appears linked solely to an objective of profit?" he asked.