Food and beverage industry must do more to stop hunger

12/8/2011 | Huffington Post, The

Food and beverage companies, just a few of whom control thousands of brands around the world, have a bigger role to play in reducing global poverty, writes Jordan Dey, former U.S. director of the UN World Food Program. The companies generally buy ingredients, such as corn, rice, wheat and cocoa, from wealthier countries when they could be buying them from small farmers in the developing world, providing subsistence farmers -- who make up 70% of the world's poor -- with dependable buyers who pay fair prices.

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