Feed the Future programs "will indeed address hunger at its core, offering farmers the tools and opportunity they need to feed their families. ... But on the other side of town we've deepened our investments in policies that increase food insecurity. A string of policy disasters ... have driven food price spikes and punished the billions of people who live on less than two dollars a day," Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, writes in a piece on The Hill's "Congress Blog."
Offenheiser details the negative consequences of U.S. food aid regulations and calls for an end to "fighting both sides of the war once and for all" (5/15).
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