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Learning By Example: An Exercise to Feed the World
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Learning By Example: An Exercise to Feed the World

Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD) discusses how the climate change talks in Paris strengthen a global collective action to address the world's future food and nutrition security challenges.

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  • Tom Daschle

The decade is 2020. Drought conditions have reduced global crop production, resulting in rising food prices. Food stocks around the world are decreasing dramatically. Social unrest and regional migration ensues as low- to middle-income countries struggle with food shortages. And, emergency relief aid organizations near their funding and resource limits.

This was the first of four scenarios during a food security simulation that the Center for American Progress (CAP), in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, the Center for Naval Analysis, Cargill, Mars and various sponsors, including DuPont convened last month. The exercise replicated the many unique and often cyclical challenges that could threaten our global food and nutrition security from 2020 to 2030.

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Tom Daschle

Distinguished Senior Fellow