On June 11, Secretary Clinton spoke at the 2009 World Food Prize announcement ceremony. Secretary Clinton underscored the Obama Administration's commitment to providing leadership in developing a new global approach to ending hunger. Sustainable agriculture will be a central element of U.S. foreign policy.
Secretary Clinton said, " The effects of chronic hunger cannot be overstated. Hunger is not only a physical condition, it is a drain on economic development, a threat to global security, a barrier to health and education, and a trap for the millions of people worldwide who work from sunup to sundown every single day but can barely produce enough food to sustain their lives and the lives of their families...hunger belies our planet's bounty. It challenges our common humanity and resolve. We do have the resources to give every person in the world the tools they need to feed themselves and their children. So the question is not whether we can end hunger, it's whether we will."What unforeseen barriers could hamper the advancement of food security?