Climate Change, Global Food Security & the US Food System

Presenter: Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Brian O'Neill of NCAR, and others.
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Food security - the ability to obtain sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food - is a fundamental human need. Achieving food security for all people everywhere is a widely agreed international objective, most recently codified in the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 now being agreed upon in the United Nations. This video introduces a report, released on 12/2/2015, that describes the potential effects of climate change on global food security, and examines the implications of these effects for the United States.

USDA Food Security Report: www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/FoodSecurity.htm

State Dept. at COP 21 US Center where this report was released on 12/2: www.state.gov/uscenter

Topics:Climate and Climate Change, Land and Vegetation, Human Impacts
Audience:General public, Middle school, Higher education, Graduate/professional
Content Advisors: Margaret Walsh, USDA; Lawrence Buja, NCAR Editor: Teri Eastburn This project was funded by the USDA.