The United States has been a global leader when it comes to delivering food aid internationally. The U.S. spends $1.5 billion year to send food abroad, far more than any other country. But our laws require that food we use for aid be purchased from U.S. farmers, even if that means paying higher prices. Catherine Bertini, the 2003 World Food Prize Laureate, would like to see that policy changed. Bertini is a professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She'll tell us what she thinks the U.S. needs to do to improve its policies for delivering food aid around the globe.
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