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'Feeding the Hungry'

November 26, 1987

Freeman helps point out not only why it would be beneficial to U.S. farmers to support an increase in developmental aid, but springs from the knowledge that ending world hunger is a doable task.

It is not true that hunger must always be with us. When the facts are known, that conclusion cannot logically be reached. The only logical conclusion that can be reached is that it doesn't make intelligence sense not to end hunger. The will to do so is the only missing ingredient.

When President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the goal of putting a human on the moon, he recognized two things: (1) that the technology was in place to do so, and (2) what was needed was the consolidated effort of this country (the will). The same is true for ending hunger. We have the technology (the world produces more food now than will be needed to feed the estimated population in the year 2000)--we simply need the commitment--the will.

Paying our farmers not to grow crops--spending millions of dollars each year to store unused grain isn't helping us or them. Freeman's suggestions point out some of the attainable goals towards the end of hunger which could benefit us all.

RICHARD HILTON

North Hollywood

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