PAN ALERT: Tell McCain and Obama ‘Food is for eating, not profiteering’
October 16th World Food Day and more and more people -- mostly women and children -- are going hungry. Yet while global food prices have shot up 83% over the past three years and food riots have spread around the world, neither of the leading presidential candidates have addressed the root causes of the world food crisis. McCain has remained silent, and Obama’s response this morning was to remind us that he supported an increase in Food Stamp provisions.
This same food system is a major contributor to global deforestation and loss of biodiversity, soil erosion and depletion, and oceanic “dead zones” – all significant causal factors in climate change. With your help we can build the movement to demand a comprehensive fix from the next U.S. administration. PAN partners around the world call for the same.