U.S. Congress Set To Approve ‘Modest’ Changes To International Food Aid Program, IPS Reports
Inter Press Service: U.S. Reforming ‘Outdated’ Overseas Food Aid
“U.S. lawmakers are in the final stages of approving reforms to a half-century-old system of providing overseas food assistance that critics say is outdated, inefficient and sometimes harmful to local economies in developing countries. Development experts and implementers have fought for years for an overhaul. They caution that the new changes, which were approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday and look set for final approval by next week, are modest…” (Biron, 1/30).