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Our National Security Depends on Feeding a Growing World

By USDA Secretary

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When you consider the challenges we face today—925 million people around the world were undernourished last year—and those we foresee in 30 to 40 years—a world population growing by one-third to more than 9 billion that will require a 70-percent increase in food production—you understand why the United States and the international community must tackle this serious, long-term threat.

We know that past approaches to solving global hunger were not enough. We need to increase both the sustainability and productivity of global agriculture so that food is available, accessible and usable to people everywhere. The United States has a responsibility to help other countries meet the challenge of global food security.

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