Saturday, October 16, 2010

Questioning U.S. Food Aid: Corn/Soy Flour

From Doctors Without Borders, a compelling request.

Starved for Attention is a campaign to expose a significant problem with U.S. international food aid. The corn/soy flour that we send may relieve hunger, but it does not provide adequate nutrition for malnourished children. Yet, we spend millions of dollars subsidizing production, purchasing the corn and soy, manufacturing it into flour and shipping it in-kind to countries in need. Many recognize the problem, but we slow to correct it.

I invite you to read the letter from Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director U.S Section of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).


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