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US Congress Mulls More Flexible Food Aid Reforms

As typhoon relief efforts ramp up in the Philippines, critics say the United States needs more flexibility in how it delivers food aid. The crisis hits as Congress is rewriting the law governing food aid and much more. The United States is the world’s leading disaster-relief donor. Most of the food aid budget goes to a 60-year-old, $1.4 billion program called Food for Peace that ships American-grown crops to affected areas on American-flagged ships. “It’s wasteful and...

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