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Megatrends in Global Food Security & Responding to the Supreme Court
by Greg Martin, click here for bio
Program: Northwest Report
Date: June 29, 12
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Megatrends in Global Food Security & Responding to the Supreme Court. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
Improving food security around the world may just be one of the most considerations these days and agribusiness executive Paul Schickler explains some of the important trends involved in boosting food security globally.
SCHICKLER: Collaboration. There are issues. They are unique around the world. They are significant and no one company and no one government, no one NGO is going to have the ability nor breadth of expertise to solve a problem or to focus on a geography, so we’ve got to work together. We’ve got these challenges in front of us. Science is going to be key but whatever tools that we bring need to be applied locally in a very sustainable way. And when you think of sustainability, it covers a lot of different areas. Economically, environmentally and culturally all relate to the sustainability challenge that we have.
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance. Washington Congressman Doc Hastings was not happy with the decision.
HASTINGS: I’m very disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling but we are government of laws and while I respect the right to act on the law, I thought it was the wrong decision. Just because the Supreme Court said it was a law of the land doesn’t mean it’s a good law of the land.
Now here’s today’s Washington Grange report.
That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.
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