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USAID and GM Food Aid - October 2002

7. USAID relief programme
 
Finally, and tellingly, according to a USAID tendering document for institutions wishing to apply for contracts for USAID's GM-related work, it is illegal for USAID to supply aid that will help African farmers if that work results in developing countries being able to seriously compete with US GM corporations. 41 Specifically, countries cannot be given aid to produce "an agricultural commodity for export which would compete with a similar commodity grown or produced in the United States" that might have "a significant impact on the export of agricultural commodities of the United States, or research activities intended primarily to benefit American producers." 41


Footnotes:
  1. Guidelines FY 2002 Program for Biosafety Systems. Office of Agriculture and Food Security, Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. USAID, March 2002
    http://www.usaid.gov/ftp_data/pub/OP/RFA/rfaegatafs02001/rfaegatafs02001.doc
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