Food security

Food security is a huge concern worldwide, and at home.

On one hand, farming is becoming more efficient.  U.S. farmers produce sufficient food for a large percentage of the world population.  Due to significant subsidies, much of our domestic corn production goes toward making fuel.

On the other hand, much of the world is hungry.

The tan areas are places in which most people have enough to eat — it gets worse as one goes from red to brown…
Also, at home, there are a significant number of people who are not sure where their next meal will come from.
I’m not sure what to do about this problem, but it does seem that there is a problem both here and internationally.

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