At a time when we can buy stuff online by pushing a button and have it at our doorstep within two days, it’s hard to imagine having to wait up to four months for your food.
Food Aid Reform
The U.S. spends about $2 billion a year to feed the world’s poor. But could this food aid be hurting people more than it’s helping them? Ronan Farrow reports from Kenya.
The farm bill recently signed into law by President Barack Obama took years to clear Congress - and triggered showdowns over everything from food stamps to agricultural subsidies.
CARE advocates across the country wrote in to their local newspapers in support of farm bill reforms that would improve how food aid is distributed around the world. Check out these great letters to the editor and op-eds by members of the CARE Action Network:
WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2014) - CARE applauds the Senate approval of reforms to the U.S. international food assistance program contained in the 2014 Farm Bill under the leadership of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), working with Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), and House colleagues, Rep.
Since the end of the war, America's "Food for Peace" programme has shipped American-grown food in sacks across the world to feed the world's starving people. Virtually all experts agree it's an inefficient way to send aid, and the EU stopped doing it decades ago.
“There has never been a greater need for a comprehensive and sustainable approach to tackling hunger and malnutrition. And in a tough budget climate, we must maximize the effect of our aid dollars.
House of Representatives rejects amendment to source food in local markets rather than buy and ship food aid from the US.