Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Food Shortage And How Corporate Greed Has Gamed the System

I saved this clip from a PBS show discussing the world food crisis so long ago, that I can’t recall what show to give attribution to. It’s important to note in this short clip, how much of the food aid dollar is going to supply other countries with U.S. commodities. According to the GAO, two thirds of every dollar spent goes to administrative overhead. The crisis is exacerbated by a system that creates foreign food dependence, while discouraging farming of home grown supplies.

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