Food Fecurity is National Security
An editorial, “Food Security is National Security,” by Chicago Council Senior Fellow Catherine Bertini and Dan Glickman, cochairs of the Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative, appeared in the Daily Caller on February 15, 2011.
In Tunisia, a president is toppled after 23 years in power. In Egypt, the 30-year reign of its president is abruptly ended. The swiftness and power of these popular uprisings have caught many Americans by surprise, leaving policymakers scrambling to grasp the consequences. While political corruption and soaring unemployment have grabbed the headlines as driving forces of these uprisings, the dangerously destabilizing force of rising food prices is also at work and looms as a further threat to the stability of governments, global economic growth, and U.S. national security. Read the full editorial.