Gallery: $500 Million in U.S. Food Aid is Wasted Annually Due to Red Ta...


A report issued yesterday charges that $500 million of American food assistance — a large part of our foreign policy — is wasted annually due to red tape and American agribusiness profit. According to Oxfam America and the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an additional 17 million hungry people could have been fed by U.S. food assistance programs in 2010, alone. This is aid that would have been offered at no extra cost to taxpayers.

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