Untying Food Aid

Pressure builds to change the rules of assistance

Sarah McGregor
Published: Wednesday, 02/09/2005 12:00 am EST

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank uses ingenuity to dispatch nourishment to hungry people, according to its executive director, Jim Cornelius. And at the initial stage of responding to any crisis, the organization relies on it to overcome a homegrown obstacle: the long-standing Canadian government policy that ties nearly all food aid to domestic producers.

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