10 Questions for Ertharin Cousin

Head of the World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin on feeding millions, food security and foul-tasting cookies

Adam Amengual for TIME

The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) will spend about $4 billion this year. How many people can you feed for that?
More than 95 million. Some of them are refugees, but they are all what we describe as the hungry poor, the most vulnerable.

And what does the U.S. get for the $1.4 billion it provides?
The U.S. gets food security around the world. As the President of Niger said, Food security is security. You can't talk about creating a secure world when mothers can't feed their children, when fathers have no access to the financial resources that are...

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