FOREIGN RELATIONS: Potent Weapon

Said Vermont's Senator George Aiken: "Food is the most potent weapon we can use today ... to oppose the forces of totalitarianism [in] the small, famine-stricken countries."

This week the Commerce Department reported that in 1946 the U.S. exported $2,166 million worth of food—more than in any previous year except hunger-ridden 1919. Most of this ($1,354 million) was paid for, cash on the barrelhead. But $628 million was the U.S. contribution to UNRRA stocks, and $184 million went through Lend-Lease.

Now, with Lend-Lease dead and UNRRA dying, Congress must decide how much food...

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