The American Soybean Association (ASA) signed onto a letter that was sent this week to the House Appropriation Agriculture Subcommittee, urging them to maintain at least FY2016 funding levels for Food for Peace and the McGovern-Dole School Feeding Program for FY2018. Food for Peace serves as the first line of defense against food security emergencies caused by ongoing conflict, weather related conflicts and economic instability around the world. Read more HERE.
Programs like USDA’s McGovern-Dole Food for Education have purchased U.S. soy to improve nutrition in developing countries throughout the world. Shown here is a food fair that introduced Nicaraguan school children and their communities to new foods and the nutritional value of foods made from U.S. corn-soy blend. Photo Credit: Project Concern International