Farmers and U.S.-Flagged Shippers Live to Fight Another Day, Just Barely

Should U.S. disaster relief require American-grown food? Those with the best intentions may miss the full picture By Bruce Vail The next time news of a natural disaster in an impoverished land prompts you to write a check to Oxfam or CARE, take a minute to consider whether you’ll also be underwriting the outsourcing of the jobs of American farmers and sailors. If … [Read more...]

WATCH: The Daily Show Tackles U.S. Food Aid Reform and “International Shipping Conglomerates”

Maritime Executive's Editor In Chief, Tony Munoz, was featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to discuss the Food for Peace Program and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) proposal to "ship less food and more cash." Specifically, the segment focused on a proposed plan that would change the current Food for Peace Program by scaling back on … [Read more...]