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Food aid for the 21st century - Meeting the objective.. or feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train?

Food aid for the 21st century - Meeting the objective.. or feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel gravy train? | Poverty Assignment by_Natasha Ho | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 - Politico

When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.  GOING LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/food-aid-for-the-21st-century-89545.html#ixzz2PjKVENUg




April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones
OBAMA PROPOSES MAKING FOOD AID LESS INSANE http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/obama-proposes-making-food-aid-less-insane


April 24, 2013 - New York Times
WHEN FOOD ISN'T THE ANSWER TO HUNGER http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/when-food-isnt-the-answer-to-hunger/


April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program


April 5, 2013 - Washington Post
AID GROUPS PUSH OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT THE WAY US HELPS FEED STARVING PEOPLE ABROAD http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/aid-groups-push-obama-administration-to-shift-the-way-us-helps-feed-starving-people-abroad/2013/04/05/1081e192-9deb-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html


April 4, 2013 New York Times
WHITE HOUSE SEEKS TO CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/politics/white-house-seeks-to-change-international-food-aid.html?_r=0


HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN





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Natasha Ho's insight:

The United States government had set up a food aid plan to help people get out of food poverty. The government supplies food to the people who are desperately suffering from starvation.


The government works together with private organizations which willingly contribute and donate time and money and also with other countries that give cash-grants.  By doing so, the money is then used to purchase food for those who really need it.


Food is essential for survival and in the future the supply might not be able to meet the rising demand. One way to reduce the poor from relying heavily on the government and public for continuous food support is for the poor to be productive and self-reliance.


Therefore, I think that the government should invest some money in education for the people living in poverty so that they can pick up some new skills for survival and at the same time they can use the knowledge they acquired to find a job.


pdjmoo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:39 PM



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-▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Shannon Clarke's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:09 AM

I live on residential campus at University and I will be honest; many times I have been too busy soundly sleeping in my comfy bed with my fans which has allowed me to sleep in causing me to miss the large buffet styled breakfast set out for me. I wake up starting my day annoyed and disgruntled all because I missed one meal for the day. How selfish is that?


Sometimes, we all forget how lucky we have it here in Australia, I know I do.


I hope that if not in 5 years time at least 10 years time I have gone and travelled to multiple third world countries and helped out to my hearts content. There is only so little I can do to help here in Australia such as sponsoring a child which I already do. I hope to bring happiness and hope in the world to as many beautiful starving and homeless eyes as I possibly can.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 4, 5:13 AM

Why is this OK 

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Gallup study: 1 in 5 worldwide living in extreme poverty - Al Jazeera America

Gallup study: 1 in 5 worldwide living in extreme poverty - Al Jazeera America | Poverty Assignment by_Natasha Ho | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera America Gallup study: 1 in 5 worldwide living in extreme poverty Al Jazeera America More than 1 in 5 people worldwide live in extreme poverty — defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.25 per day — according to self-reported...
Natasha Ho's insight:

From this article, I have a deeper understanding about poverty around the world. Data showed that even developed countries which have lower rate of extreme poverty like the United States, Canada and Europe still had at least 1 percent living on less than $1.25.


From this, I realized that extreme poverty will still exist in every country even though the population will be divided into the higher income and lower income.


I think the cause of extreme poverty is due to the uneven distribution of wealth. What shocked me the most was that I never knew there were people living on less than $1.25 per day.


After reading this article, I feel that I am very fortunate and will definitely appreciate and treasure what I have. Some people out there may not even have sufficient food to eat, let alone funds for education or proper living conditions. The government should instill awareness in our people in appreciating everything we have and not to waste or throw food away. 

Ann Tan's comment, February 3, 2014 2:10 AM
Comment on Natasha's insight: I agree with Natasha that it is very shocking to know that there are people living with less than $1.25 per day. With this amount of money, it is very hard for people to even have proper healthcare and food. After reading this article, I understand that there are still many people outside living in poverty, mostly in Africa. I think that the government could provide free healthcare and education to to people living in poverty. I learnt to be grateful and to cherish what we have and that we are very fortunate compared to the people living in poverty.
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We will never eradicate poverty without quality education for all

We will never eradicate poverty without quality education for all | Poverty Assignment by_Natasha Ho | Scoop.it
As the world marks International Day for Eradication of Poverty, it is crucial to spread the message that equal access to quality education plays a key role in eradicating poverty.  Since 1990, alt...

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Natasha Ho's insight:

To curb poverty, this article tells me that education is very important.  With education one can learn not only essential survival skills but also employable skills. With the means to make a living, the poor then can enhance their standard of living.


Quality education also lowers and sustains the rate of unemployment.  I personally wonder if the government could do more to subsidize the education of children from the lower income family as their parents normally could not afford high quality education and if they do not see the rewards of education, they would stop their schooling. In this case, their future would be worsened.


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