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U.S. House Should Fully Support Global Food Security Act

The Hill: Fighting global hunger helps us here at home
Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes Inc. and a member of the board of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and General Charles Wald (Ret.), member of the National Security Advisory Council of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

“…Nearly 800 million people across the globe go to bed hungry every night, but America has the tools and the know-how to change this. Our nation’s global food security programs — in partnership with American businesses and NGOs — empower small farmers by giving them access to seeds, agricultural training, and supplies to maintain their land. … The Global Food Security Act — a bipartisan bill, years in the making — will help lift millions in the developing world out of poverty and reduce malnutrition by promoting market-based agricultural reforms. … When the Global Food Security Act comes to the House floor, members on both sides of the aisle have ample reason to lend their full support. Not only will this bolster the American economy and developing countries, but it will also strengthen our national security and promote our nation’s humanitarian values. This bill is a unique and important opportunity for Congress to strengthen American global leadership and make a world of difference around the globe” (7/1).

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