Where others saw Mexican peasant farmers struggling with poor harvests and diseased crops -- not an attractive business opportunity -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug saw not problems, but potential.
Corporate control of the food system locked in by NAFTA not only starves people in Mexico. It locks in a profoundly unhealthy food system for the entire region. No one expects the situation to get better by itself.
India is in the process of enacting a food security act to provide food for nearly 70 percent of the population, specifically targeting the poor, who are often not counted in state surveys and who are denied many benefits.
The youth of Chongwe offer an instructive story - not just one of self-sufficiency and innovation, but of sowing the seeds of opportunity and growing them into the fruits of hope. The kind that can change lives. For good.
The sight of families stumbling into the camps after days of exodus through the desert and receiving their first nutritious meals in months is heart-breaking. We will pursue a coordinated, forceful and comprehensive response.
Inefficiencies in harvesting, packaging, storing, transporting, marketing and selling, rather than just low yields or poor farming techniques, are often to blame for food shortages and low prices for growers.