April 22, 2013 12:00 AM

Food aid program in sore need of reform

The United States has a proud tradition of supplying food aid to hungry people around the world, whether their plight is due to chronic poverty or sudden natural disaster. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower kicked off the program that would become known as Food for Peace. In the six decades since, global food aid has generated sales for U.S. farmers, business for U.S.-flagged cargo vessels and jobs for U.S. seamen.

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