The 08-09 policy topic is about the reduction of agriculture subsidies. This is a hot issue and covers a lot of things, so those of you doing Worlds only would benefit from the knowledge the policy folks are getting.
Here are some videos I found interesting, and that you might not know much about...
The first one is about the Codex Alimentarius. If you've never heard of this, you'll be shocked:
This one is about Monsanto... although it deals primarily with GMO's, it's pretty fascinating to see how one company can control almost all of our food, and not in a good way: