U.S. Presiding Bishop calls for increased investment in food security

U.S. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged G20 leaders to recognize and respond to impact of rising food prices. Photo: Shawn Talbot / Shutterstock.com
U.S. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged G20 leaders to recognize and respond to impact of rising food prices. Photo: Shawn Talbot / Shutterstock.com
By on June 23, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] As agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) nations meet in Paris, France, this week to discuss how to combat food shortage and soaring prices, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, urging “consideration of the needs of people in developing countries most affected by food insecurity.”

Jefferts Schori, noting that most of the Anglican Communion’s 80 million members live in developing countries, said: “The focus on food at this year’s G20 represents an important recognition by the world’s leaders that rising food prices present a potential crisis for areas of the world most affected by hunger and malnutrition, especially Africa and South and Southeast Asia.”

Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, said on June 21 that volatile food prices are “the single gravest threat” that developing nations are facing.

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