Saturday, April 12, 2008

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL: Global riots erupt over soaring food prices

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Globalization of Starvation and Terror

NEWSLETTER - Friday, April 11, 2008

"A child told me a story recently. She said, 'Well,
when my mother prepares food, we get such a small amount, but then
there is some left. And I would ask for more, and she would tell
me, "You cannot have anymore, because what is left is for tomorrow,
and if you eat it today, you will go hungry tomorrow."'"
- Reverend Melony Samuels, Bed-Stuy Campaign
Against Hunger

This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (check local

a.. As food prices go sky high and millions go
hungry in America, why are tax dollars being spent on farmers who
don't farm? BILL MOYERS JOURNAL teams up with the PBS series EXPOSÉ:
POST reporters who uncovered more than $15 billion in "wasteful,
unnecessary, or redundant expenditures" that have flowed from
Washington to America's farmers.

b.. Then, the JOURNAL looks at shortages in
America's food banks.

c.. And, Bill Moyers talks with David Beckmann,
president of Bread for the World, about challenges of combating
hunger and the new farm bill being negotiated in Congress.

a.. Read more from David Beckmann on "A Chance to
Help Those Who Need it Most."

b.. Take our poll on government oversight and
farm subsidies.

c.. Learn how you can support your local food
pantry, and find your local food bank.

d.. Bill Moyers Rewind: Life on Edge (2002) - a
report on hunger in Oregon.

Each week, video, transcripts, and further
resources and investigations from BILL MOYERS JOURNAL are available
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