Thursday, July 9, 2009

G8 Summit Announces $15 Billion in Aid to Farmers

The NY Times announced this morning that the world’s leading powers will contribute $15 billion in money and supplies to help millions of the world’s poorest farmers grow enough food to feed themselves. Since a large proportion of the world's poorest people work as subsistence farmers, this initative will enable starving people to grow their own food, rather than depend on shipments of U.S. crops during famines.

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