US food aid policies create 561 jobs in Kansas, risk millions of lives around the world

... current US food aid policies are NOT an effective or efficient way for the US to achieve what should rightly be the primary objective for food aid. According to the government’s own accountability office, buying food locally in sub-Saharan Africa (which is where the majority of US food aid goes) costs 34 percent less than shipping it from the US, AND gets there on average more than 100 days more quickly, AND is more likely to be the kind of food ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Jun 25, 2010 - 6:04 AM PDT
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - Jun 28, 2010 - 10:13 AM PDT

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by Martha Champion - Jun. 29, 2010

This article talks about the shipping part of our food aid overseas. I t could use more examples but it is a good quick look at that aspect of the aid program.

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