No Foreign Aid for Industrial Agriculture

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No Foreign Aid for Industrial Agriculture

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Kristen Ridley started this petition to Director of USAID Rajiv Shah

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Director Rajiv Shah has announced U.S. support for an industrial agribusiness plan to increase food security in the developing world.

The corporations that are backing this plan are only looking to export the industrial, centralized food empire to third world countries in order to make more money. They include the likes of Monsanto, DuPont, Cargill, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé, and Wal-Mart.

To really fight world hunger, we need to focus on developing local food systems, not lining the pockets of big corporations by trying to push an environmentally destructive idustrial model into even more areas.

Taxpayer Funds are already being used to fund this plan through the Obama Administration's Feed the Future initiative. Tell the Director of USAID that our money should not be spent on lining corporate pockets. Instead USAID needs to do real research and promote sustainable agricultural methods that really can feed the world.

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