Weekly Food Response:

This week we’ve focused on food aid and the proposed changes that the US could implement. I never realized how much hunger there is throughout the world and in our own country. When I’ve been eating throughout the week that’s what has been on my mind. I can’t imagine what it would feel like to be starving for days and then only receive a little amount of food. I think I take what we have in the US for granted. What confused me about one of the articles I read was, “The U.S. is the only major donor country that uses food aid to benefit U.S. farmers, U.S. shipping companies, and U.S. charitable groups, and does not buy food aid internationally.” Some questions came to my mind when I read this. Is it bad that we use food aid to benefit our country alone? Is it to benefit us that we don’t buy food internationally?

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