ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program kicked off its Global Food Security Dialogue with U.S. Naval Academy Vice Admiral (retired) Sean Buck on Dec. 13 in Annapolis on the USNA campus. Buck’s dinner speech set the stage for the Dec. 14 program where WISHH and guests pursued solutions for global food security.
WISHH’s United Soybean Board-supported dialogue also featured remarks from top officials from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture, International Fund for Agricultural Development, World Food Program USA, USDA and more. U.S. soybean growers participated along with grain trade representatives as well as WISHH strategic partners for human foods as well as animal feeds and aquaculture.
Buck described the connection between access to food and national security as well as global trade. He called for leadership from the attendees who had gathered with WISHH to explore and act on new approaches for global food security. U.S. soy is a protein powerhouse so the program attendees discussed soy’s role for human foods as well as animal and aquaculture feeds.