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  • Latest Action: May 13, 2009 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 60.

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  • 34% of users support S.384

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    • Feed the Children

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    • Catholic Relief Services

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    • US Working Group on the Food Crisis

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      I know that the organization US Working Group on the Food Crisis opposes S.384
    • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

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    • Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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    • National Family Farm Coalition

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      I know that the organization National Family Farm Coalition opposes S.384
    • Union of Concerned Scientists

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      I know that the organization Union of Concerned Scientists opposes S.384
    • Pesticide Action Network North America

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    • World Hunger Year

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      I know that the organization World Hunger Year opposes S.384
    • Agricultural Missions, Inc.

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      I know that the organization Agricultural Missions, Inc. opposes S.384
    • Food First

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      I know that the organization Food First opposes S.384
    • Grassroots International

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    • Organic Consumers Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 16, 2009, by cougar_gal06 - I think that it is not only our responsiblity as a world leader, but it is necessary. By helping these people it in turn will help America. American's are way too selfish to see that this needs to be done. There are 963 million people throughout the world that go to sleep hungry every night (that includes Americans!), there are 25,000 deaths every day due to hunger and malnutrition which are preventable given the proper aid and supplies. The U.S. along with 190 other countries created 8 goals in 2000 that would help promote the wealth and well-being of the world by 2015 if accomplished. There are just as many obese people in the world as there are hungry, so it's really that we need to reallocate the food sources. We really aren't the only nation capable of helping those in need and we aren't the only nation that has been doing it. If you want to actually learn more about it google the Millennium Development Goals or go to www.borgenproject.org.

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      As noted by cougar_gal06, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 16, 2009, "I think that it is not only our responsiblity as a world leader, but it is necessary. By helping these people it in turn will help America. American's are way too selfish to see that this needs to be done. There are 963 million people throughout the world that go to sleep hungry every night (that includes Americans!), there are 25,000 deaths every day due to hunger and malnutrition which are preventable given the proper aid and supplies. The U.S. along with 190 other countries created 8 goals in 2000 that would help promote the wealth and well-being of the world by 2015 if accomplished. There are just as many obese people in the world as there are hungry, so it's really that we need to reallocate the food sources. We really aren't the only nation capable of helping those in need and we aren't the only nation that has been doing it. If you want to actually learn more about it google the Millennium Development Goals or go to www.borgenproject.org. "
    • On April 19, 2009, by mpaone - For more information on the technological / GMO leanings of this bill, see: http://www.grassrootsonline.org/publications/fact-sheets-and-reports/why-lugar-casey-global-food-security-act-will-fail-curb-hunger I agree, food aid must be done smartly, with the intention of enabling the food sovereignty of all nations to produce the majority of their own food supply. Also, US overproduction is often bought up and given to developing nations, to the benefit mainly of big agriculture and food processing companies for donation and tax write-offs. We overproduce enough food to feed our citizenry twice over, and then want to make money off of that fact. Any food aid policy has to happen in concert with our own Farm Bill.

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      As noted by mpaone, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 19, 2009, "For more information on the technological / GMO leanings of this bill, see: http://www.grassrootsonline.org/publications/fact-sheets-and-reports/why-lugar-casey-global-food-security-act-will-fail-curb-hunger I agree, food aid must be done smartly, with the intention of enabling the food sovereignty of all nations to produce the majority of their own food supply. Also, US overproduction is often bought up and given to developing nations, to the benefit mainly of big agriculture and food processing companies for donation and tax write-offs. We overproduce enough food to feed our citizenry twice over, and then want to make money off of that fact. Any food aid policy has to happen in concert with our own Farm Bill. "
    • On June 16, 2009, by ElTopo - SEC. 202. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH. Section 103A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151a-1) is amended in the first sentence-- (1) by striking ‘, and (3) make’ and inserting ‘, (3) make’; and (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘, and (4) include research on biotechnological advances appropriate to local ecological conditions, including genetically modified technology.’. This is the camel's nose under the tent. GMOs have no business in the United States let alone in LDCs. Most developed countries have figured this out already. The problem with food security is not production; most countries can produce enough food within their own borders to feed themselves. It is only when food production comes under the control of Global Corporations that both production and distribution become problematic. Section 202 should be stricken.

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      As noted by ElTopo, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 16, 2009, "SEC. 202. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH. Section 103A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151a-1) is amended in the first sentence-- (1) by striking ‘, and (3) make’ and inserting ‘, (3) make’; and (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘, and (4) include research on biotechnological advances appropriate to local ecological conditions, including genetically modified technology.’. This is the camel's nose under the tent. GMOs have no business in the United States let alone in LDCs. Most developed countries have figured this out already. The problem with food security is not production; most countries can produce enough food within their own borders to feed themselves. It is only when food production comes under the control of Global Corporations that both production and distribution become problematic. Section 202 should be stricken."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.422: Passenger Vehicle Loss Disclosure Act of ... - OpenCongress - February 28, 2011 by opencongress.org - small business loans: Legislative Proposals to Facilitate the ... ... and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, on S. 384 S. 422 S. 424 S. 479 March 4, 1993 Publisher: Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the U.S

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      As noted by opencongress.org on February 28, 2011, "small business loans: Legislative Proposals to Facilitate the ... ... and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, on S. 384 S. 422 S. 424 S. 479 March 4, 1993 Publisher: Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the U.S" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s422/show)
    • Lesen ist nicht nur ein Hobby!: [Lesestatistik] Dezember 2010 - December 30, 2010 by Lesen ist nicht nur ein Hobby! - -Ruebenstrunk: Arthur und die vergessenen Bücher S. 384 / ♥♥♥♥♥ -Ruebenstrunk: Arthur und der Botschafter der Schatten S. 416 / ♥♥♥♥♥ -Gier: Smaragdgrün - Liebe geht durch alle Zeiten S. 496 / ♥♥♥♥♥ ...

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      As noted by Lesen ist nicht nur ein Hobby! on December 30, 2010, "-Ruebenstrunk: Arthur und die vergessenen Bücher S. 384 / ♥♥♥♥♥ -Ruebenstrunk: Arthur und der Botschafter der Schatten S. 416 / ♥♥♥♥♥ -Gier: Smaragdgrün - Liebe geht durch alle Zeiten S. 496 / ♥♥♥♥♥ ..." (http://lese-jenny.blogspot.com/2010/12/lesestatistik-dezember-2010.html)
    • article Link: Why We Do Micro-Savings: Micro-savings vs. Micro ... - December 17, 2010 by We Are Fine If You Are Fine - Home · About · Morals and Money · S. 3058 The Conflict Coltan and Cassiterite Act of 2008 · S.3061 Title IV Child Soldiers Prevention and Accountability · S.384 Global Food Security Act · Senate Foreign Relations C

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      As noted by We Are Fine If You Are Fine on December 17, 2010, "Home · About · Morals and Money · S. 3058 The Conflict Coltan and Cassiterite Act of 2008 · S.3061 Title IV Child Soldiers Prevention and Accountability · S.384 Global Food Security Act · Senate Foreign Relations C" (http://wafiyaf.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/article-link-why-we-do-micro-savings-micro-savings-vs-micro-finance/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - April 28, 2009 by 세계일보 - The Lugar-Casey Global Food Security Act, S. 384, introduced in February, could help launch one. The Foreign Relations Committee approved the bill April 1, ...

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      As noted by 세계일보 on April 28, 2009, "The Lugar-Casey Global Food Security Act, S. 384, introduced in February, could help launch one. The Foreign Relations Committee approved the bill April 1, ..." (http://www.segye.com/Articles/News/Opinion/Article.asp?aid=20090429004876&cid=0101100203000)
    • Clinton's daily schedule: food security breakfast - April 28, 2009 by Foreign Policy - On the agenda, a bill, the Global Food Security Act, S. 384, introduced by the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. ...

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      As noted by Foreign Policy on April 28, 2009, "On the agenda, a bill, the Global Food Security Act, S. 384, introduced by the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. ..." (http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/node/17306)
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