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The Economist Examines Attention To World’s Food Supply

In an article that examines the recent history of the world’s food supply and related policy, The Economist looks at the global effort to boost food security. The publication writes, “Agriculture and food security have become ‘the core of the international agenda’, as the G8 called it. … [Pres.] Barack Obama asked Congress to double to just over $1 billion America’s aid for agricultural development in 2010.”

The article continues, “Perhaps the most striking trend is the move from ‘food security’ towards ‘food self-sufficiency’ as a goal of national policy. The first means ensuring everyone has enough to eat; the second, growing it yourself” (11/19).