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U.S. Congress Passes Global Food Security Act; Bill Codifies Feed The Future Initiative

Humanosphere: U.S. Congress passes Global Food Security Act
“In a rare act of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Global Food Security Act (S 1252). It bolsters efforts by the U.S. to eliminate hunger and malnutrition globally by providing backing to existing programs, including the Obama administration’s Feed the Future program…” (Murphy, 7/6).

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Casey’s global food security bill heading to the White House
“All that U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s global food security bill lacks now is the president’s signature. … The legislation solidifies the country’s commitment to existing programs including Feed the Future, a … program created by the Obama administration in 2009 in an effort to stabilize food prices in impoverished countries by investing in small farms, woman-owned farms, and agricultural education programs in Africa, Asia, and Central America. The measure ensures that Feed the Future and programs like it continue after Mr. Obama leaves office…” (Mauriello, 7/7).

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