Global Food Security

Global Food Security

With food prices at historic highs, shortages are hitting the world's poorest. We explore a new U.S. approach to aid that focuses on self-sufficiency and support for local farmers.

With food prices at historic highs, shortages are hitting the world's poorest. Traditionally, assistance from the U.S. came in the form of direct food aid, but a new approach focuses on self-sufficiency and support for local farmers. The former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture joins us to explore these programs, and how budget cuts would affect efforts.

Guests

Dan Glickman

Co-chair of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative for the Chicago Council; Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program; Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1995-2001.

David Beckmann

President, Bread for the World

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