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Food aid in the Caribbean, what do we really need?


As the Caribbean, especially Haiti, struggles with food prices what should the donor countries do? Haitian President René Préval is asking for cash to subsidise staple foods.

Maybe in Jamaica’s case we should get support to finally sort out our productive sector and get the supermarkets to buy from them and not monster-sized water-tasting vegetables from the United States.

But keep sending the good KFC – without it, we’ll riot.

Food aid will likely be a key issue this week at the world food summit in Rome.

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