Thursday, May 10, 2007

US food aid exposed-again

"Each year millions of tons of food are shipped to developing countries as food aid. But here in the U.S., a dirty little secret is hiding in the food aid system that is benefiting U.S. companies—not developing countries.
Primarily geared towards the disposal of cereal surpluses, U.S. food aid system has been a tool to serve foreign policy and trade interests. This preference given to in-kind food produced in the U.S. and the U.S. shipping industry makes U.S. food aid the most expensive in the world"
(Thanks Annie). For more coverage of US Food Aid issues, check the Oakland Institute

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