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Sep 12, 2007

Who Does U.S. Food Aid Benefit?

12 September 2007, In These Times, Meagan Tady -- "Last month, in a move that shocked observers, CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, rejected $45 million in U.S. food aid, shining a spotlight on a practice the group says may hurt starving populations more than help them.
Complaining that U.S. food aid policy is inefficient, unsustainable and perhaps even detrimental to combating food insecurity, CARE belives “enough is enough,” according to Bob Bell, director for CARE’s Food Resource Coordination Team. The decision comes at a time when other humanitarian and food advocacy organizations are calling on members of Congress to rewrite food aid policy that puts starving populations first when they authorize this month’s 2007 Farm Bill. ..."
For more see: Tady, Meagan.  "Who Does U.S. Food Aid Benefit?" Current Policies Favor Giant Shipping Companies and Agribusinesses Over the Starving Populations They Are Supposed to Serve." In These Times, 12 Sept. 2007.

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