“American agriculture is responsible for feeding the world.”

There is a major debate going on right now in the US over the competitive nature of the seed industry and its impacts on food and family farms.

There is one quote that both sides seem to be using over and over, “American agriculture is responsible for feeding the world.” it was taken from a letter written by two republican senators to the secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in an effort to get business interests key positions in the debate.

The question I haven’t seen asked is since when? and according to who?

Since when, is the United States of America responsible for producing food for the entire world. And if they are who is holding them responsible?

In case your Wondering: The two senators were Senator Saxby Chambliss and Senator Pat Roberts. In 2008 Chamblais and Roberts received $257,300 and $44,837 respectively in campaign contributions from crop production and basic processing. 

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