December 5, 2019

Food Security Issues; Doha Talks

Food Security

Andrew Martin reported in today’s New York Times that, “In anticipation of a global summit on the food crisis, the United Nations called on world leaders Wednesday to agree to urgent measures to ease demand for grains and alleviate high food prices.

The report, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, suggests that countries might need to reconsider policies that encourage the production of ethanol and other biofuels. The report also suggests that the food summit in Rome, which will run June 3 to 5, will give world leaders a chance to renew a war on hunger.”