World Hunger and Grain Reserves
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.