The enormous international relief agency, CARE, has turned down $45m of federal funding which would have required CARE to use subsidized American products for food aid rather than locally grown products. The federal funding for food aid has been controversial lately, as selling American-grown food often has a negative effect on the local economy as the subsidized American products compete with local farmers, essentially giving a man the proverbial fish so he can eat for a day rather than teaching him to fish so he can eat for a lifetime.

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CARE Food Aid Policy (PDF)