For the first time in generations, Americans are looking at their own food supply with concern. Empty shelves at supermarkets, stories of farmers plowing under their crops and higher prices for some foods at checkout have all served to startle us out of complacency.
While our food supply chains have proved mostly nimble in adapting to the closing of restaurants, schools and other institutional buyers, and Congress has stepped up with expanded safety nets for millions of Americans, this isn't the case for many places around the world.
Coming into this year, millions of people in the developing world were staring starvation in the face. Now, many more will join them.
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