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As Congress debates the foreign aid budget, they should hear the cries of hunger from abroad. They should also listen to the echoes of history.
In fact, one of these came at a recent congressional hearing on the foreign aid budget, which included activists Ben Affleck and Bill Gates. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) mentioned the 1948 Marshall Plan, which rebuilt Europe and won the peace after World War II.
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President John F. Kennedy’s speech on hunger at the World Food Congress in 1963. See the video on YouTube.
President Dwight Eisenhower in 1959 talking about Food for Peace during a speech in India.
Photo and audio clip of President Eisenhower at the signing of the 1960 Food for Peace agreement between the United States and India. The agreement not only sent rice and wheat but helped to establish food reserves in India in the event of future emergency shortages. See the video on YouTube.