SNAPSHOT: Oxfam campaigners dump oranges in protest

Fruit protest Oxfam campaigners dumped thousands of oranges in front of the European Commission's London office last week, ahead of today's World Trade Organisation summit in Cancun, Mexico. One protestor, dressed as a giant orange, presented an EU official with a letter calling on the commission to change its £30bn a year farm subsidy policy that allows cheap food into developing countries. This stunt focused on Albania, where local fruit traders cannot compete with EU imports. Oxfam considers EU subsidies to be one reason for the emigration of 600,000 Albanians since 1990. The protest coincided with the launch of Oxfam's Running into the Sand report on world trade, which highlights a lack of progress since the last world trade summit in Doha two years ago.

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