Food Security - A 21st Century Challenge
SSG Jaime Green, U.S. Army Africa, applies a pour-on antiparasitic medication to cattle during a veterinary civil assistance project in Hhohho Village, Swaziland. (Photo: CJTF-HOA).  



LTC (ret) Brent C. Bankus
Cadet Jason Delousa

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Human Security and its seven tenets, Economic Security, Food Security, Health Security, Environmental Security, Personal Security, Community Security and Political Security have added a new dimension to the national security paradigm. For a majority of Americans and western Europeans, sufficient food is readily accessible and its cost is a relatively small percentage of their annual income. This, however, is not the case for almost a billion people around the world, including large numbers in the strategically important states of Egypt, India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia. In these countries, and in others, food insecurity has been or is a contributor to regional or domestic instability.

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