FOOD: Fighting the Famines of the Future

By the time the 1,200 delegates from more than 130 countries completed their first seven days of talks at the World Food Conference in Rome, another 10,000 lives were lost to famine in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the same period, another 1.4 million children were born into a world that already contains nearly half a billion starving people. In the sobering context of these statistics, U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger delivered a keynote address that he considered one of the most important speeches of his career. History may herald the speech as signaling the start of a...

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