1977 General Resolution

WHEREAS, millions of people may die in the next few years because of inadequate world grain reserves; and drought and other causes have rendered grain production unstable, which drives prices up and forces poorer countries out of the world grain market; and

WHEREAS, it has been demonstrated that when adequate world grain reserves are maintained, price fluctuations are minimized even in times of small harvests; and

WHEREAS, the United States, Canada and other large grain producers hold the key to stable world-wide food reserves that have been allowed to dwindle to a fraction of their former levels; and

WHEREAS, the United States, Canada and other large grain producers, through climatic and other circumstances, may themselves experience shortage;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1977 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges and calls upon member societies to urge the governments of the United States and Canada to establish national grain reserves and otherwise to demonstrate our willingness to participate in concert with other large grain-producing countries in a world food bank.

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