Facing World Hunger Challenges

Recently the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) conducted their Global Food Summit. This event was held in cooperation with the Ohio Soybean Council. CCWA’s Patrick Terrien spoke with Phil Karsting
, Administrator of 
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, and Kimberly Flowers
, Director of the Center for Strategic International Studies’ Global Food Security Project.

Flowers said, “Hunger is a moral imperative that is also tied to economic growth, national security, trade—there are many different reasons why we should be looking at this issue.”

This Q&A session focused on how we’ll feed 9 billion people in 2050, covering topics such as:

  • food waste and food loss
  • dangers of food insecurity
  • the role of GMOs and biotech
  • global increase in demand for protein

This discussion provides students with a great perspective on current approaches to dealing with world hunger.