$500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies

March 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Business, Green

A report issued yesterday charges that $500 million of American food assistance — a large part of our foreign policy — is wasted annually due to red tape and American agribusiness profit. According to Oxfam America and the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an additional 17 million hungry people could have been fed by U.S. food assistance programs in 2010, alone. This is aid that would have been offered at no extra cost to taxpayers. Read the rest of $500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agribusiness , American Jewish World Service , developing countries , Eric Munoz , farming subsidies , food waste , foreign food assistance , local food , Oxfam America , us food assistance , us foreign policy

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$500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Tape and Subsidies

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