World Food Prize Winner Urges More Government Spending

David Beckmann, winner of the 2010 World Food Prize, urges people to get out to vote November 2 to influence change and remove hunger in the USA.

The election of November 2nd is really important. This is important for all of us, but it's especially important to hungry and poor people.

And then I come back to the U.S.A. where we haven't made any progress against hunger and poverty since about 1973 and it informs, I think, the U.S. situation.

David thinks it is important to continue US Government spending and think about increasing taxes.

My own view is that the most important thing in terms of reducing the government deficit is economic growth, so I think it is premature to cut spending.