Tag: peanuts

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty

Students at E. Michigan U Interview Haitians on Peanut Dump

A report from a group of Eastern Michigan University students in regards to Haiti and the planned peanut dump from The United States Department of Agriculture:

Haiti Doesn’t Need Our Handouts

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to dump 500 metric tons (over 1 million pounds) of American peanuts into the country of Haiti. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Says: Prevent the Peanut Dump!

Last Friday, the Congressional representatives from Massachusetts in both House and Senate, sent a letter to Secretary Kerry asking the State Department to intervene before surplus peanuts from the U.S. are sent to Haiti. Reinforcing a letter from Massachusetts State Senator, Linda Dorcena Forry, they expressed concern about the planned shipment and asked for a response from the Secretary. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty

Haitian & U.S. Organizations Demand USDA Peanut Plan Be Cancelled

PRESS RELEASE: May 2, 2016

CONTACT: Claire Gilbert, Grassroots International, (617) 524-1400

More than 60 Haitian and US Organizations Demand USDA Peanut Plan Be Cancelled

Over 60 US and Haitian organizations have joined a letter calling for an immediate cancellation of recent plans announced by the United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, to ship 500 metric tons of peanuts to Haiti under its “Stocks for Food” program.  Read More