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USA Disses UN Human Food Rights

Sunday 19 November 2006

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USA Disses UN Human Food Rights

United Nations, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina)
The government of President George W. Bush shamed the United States into international isolation after it rejected a UN resolution defending the human right to food.

After a week of UN debates on humanitarian affairs, US diplomats were the only ones to vote against a resolution supporting the Right to Food.

The related text was sponsored by an unusual majority of 131 countries, and another 44 UN member states yesterday voted in favor.

Diplomats at the debates agreed the US delegation s stance ignored the right of every person to not suffer from hunger.

The approved proposal reaffirms "hunger is an disgrace and violates human dignity," they sustained.

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  • Not surprising-just the other day, the USDA(US Dept of Agriculture) outlawed the term "hunger"-this state is now to be referred to as "low in food security." And, of course, no definition of low.