Farm Bill Provides Opportunity For U.S. To Continue Leading Efforts To End Global Hunger
The Hill: Tackling hunger at home and abroad because our food policy is our foreign policy
Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.)
“…The Farm Bill is an important example of our country’s deep reliance on one another, with neighborhoods nationwide coming together to ensure that no one — either at home and abroad — goes hungry, all while ensuring that agriculture producers have the tools needed to succeed. … Food policy is our foreign policy — and this year’s Farm Bill cycle offers a unique opportunity to reinforce this idea. The next Farm Bill should expand the authority for the USDA — particularly the Food and Nutrition Service — to provide technical assistance for the development of food-based social safety net systems in developing countries. … Ensuring global food security is an investment in our own national security. … The U.S. has a long bipartisan history of leading the global fight to end hunger … This Farm Bill provides an opportunity to see that this legacy continues and that our successes at home are applied abroad in service to our future trading partners and allies. Food is the glue that keeps our neighborhoods united and strong both here at home and around our globe” (12/4).