Feed the Future Initiative:

Feeding America:

Australian International Food Security Centre:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


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Global Poverty

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Negative Sources [please cut and paste the link into the browser directly if you encounter any problems accessing it}

Why We shouldn’t regulate Big Food George Dvorsky

Easterly, W. 2010. Don’t cite global numbers unless you know they’re trustworthy (they usually aren’t). AIDWATCH.

The Grear Government Takeover Kimberly Leonard

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