Reforming Food For Peace Program Would Allow U.S. To Feed More People, Improve National Security

Al Jazeera America: Time to #FixFoodAid
Kedar Mankad, policy officer for agriculture and inclusive growth at the ONE Campaign

“…The Food for Peace program, which has fed more than three billion people in 150 countries, enjoys bipartisan congressional support even without lobbying from the shipping industry. And paying nearly three times the market rate for transporting emergency food assistance is neither economical nor morally acceptable. Besides, recent reports show a clear link between food insecurity and political instability. Instead of subsidizing the shipping industry with critical taxpayer money that is earmarked for fighting hunger, getting emergency food aid to those in need efficiently and in a timely manner is in the United States’ long-term national security interest” (5/21).