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Food Security Contributes to National Security

By Deputy Coordinator for Diplomacy for Feed the Future

Read the full post on the U.S. Department of State DipNote blog

Although “national security” often conjures up images of missiles and militaries, it should also prompt images of maize and millet. The availability of and access to food is inextricably linked to prosperity and stability. As Vice President Biden explained on Monday, “Investments made to ward off food insecurity and prevent its recurrence can prevent the vicious cycles of rising extremism, armed conflict, and state failure that can require far larger commitments of resources down the road.”

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