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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TRNS News Notes- 7/29

VA deal: $17 billion – will it fly?
Israel slams Kerry: WH pushes back
Netanyahu: “Prolonged” Gaza campaign
Border deals: Will they fly?
Russia: More sanctions this week

Belle Boyd Is Arrested, NASA Is Formed And Elizabeth Dole Is 78

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Tuesday, July 29

● With liberty for none

● Israel is winning the P.R. war

● Atheists lose Ground Zero monument dispute

● Fist-bumping beats germ-laden handshake

● Border state gun sales reports are upheld

● Social Security depletion date is unchanged

Hagel Phones Ukraine Counterpart, Pledges Support

Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey requested additional security assistance from the U.S. during the phone call, but the Pentagon would not specify what type of aid was requested.

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 28, 2014

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Ban Ki-moon blames Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lack of ‘political will,’ and the Ukrainian armed forces go on the offensive near the site of MH17.