The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First analyzes the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and develops solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
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Our message is that the United States economic boom has bypassed millions. Despite a decade of economic growth, the U.S. remains afflicted by pervasive poverty and a growing wealth and income gap between the rich and poor. The persistence of poverty, hunger and millions without healthcare represents a massive violation of people's basic human rights. It is a national shame that millions of Americans work full-time yet live in poverty. Our campaign will work with groups to challenge these conditions and build a national movement for economic human rights. This national campaign is coordinated by Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy, and has been endorsed by more than 140 organizations nationwide.
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In a groundbreaking agreement, Taco Bell, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, has accepted the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's (CIW) demands for a penny a pound increase in the price they pay for tomatoes. Taco Bell further pledged to work with the CIW to improve wages and working conditions for farm workers in the Florida tomato industry.
With this new agreement, the CIW is ending its "Boycott the Bell" campaign.
Disturbing evidence has come to light which suggests that US taxpayer dollars are being used through foreign assistance programs to subsidize the export of genetically engineered (GE) foods to the Third World and to finance GE research. This raises very serious ethical questions about our foreign aid dollars.
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