Ask the hard questions and re-examine our own food policies. Does our current biofuels policy, which I have supported, that diverts corn from food to fuel make sense? Should we provide more flexibility to our food-aid program and allow USAID to locally purchase food abroad instead of requiring them to buy American food and shoulder all the transportation costs associated with that?
Friday, May 23, 2008
Joe Biden: "Defuse this crisis"
A reader points out that Senator Joe Biden's column on the food crisis and agricultural policy includes some hard reflections, ostensibly in the form of questions but packing a punch.