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This was the headline thrown up by a BBC File on 4 investigation into CDC, formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation. This was a government body set up in 1946 as part of Britain’s overseas aid programme. In 1998 CDC had over 400 different projects in 50 countries. Crucially more than 40% of its funding went into agriculture – helping to feed the world’s poor. But CDC had a problem. New Labour was determined to privatise it