Each year around the American harvest season, we celebrate World Food Day by honoring men and women who have advanced the cause of global food security. Dr. Norman Borlaug – father of the Green Revolution. Dr. Muhammad Yunus – trailblazer in global microfinance. Dr. Catherine Feuillet – scientist who decoded the wheat genome. And every farmer and farmhand working around the world. Dr. Borlaug once said, “You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery.”
Today, after years of progress in the global fight, hunger is rising again due to conflict, displacement and climate disasters. Food security can’t be overlooked.