Obama: Global Food Security Protects American National Security

President Obama stressed the correlation between peace and global food security during a speech Friday before a global agriculture symposium.

“We’ve seen how spikes in food prices can plunge millions into poverty, which in turn can spark riots that cost lives, and can lead to instability. And this danger will only grow if a surging global population isn’t matched by surging food production,” Obama said.

 

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.