In the midst of the current health crisis, we’re facing global food insecurity of “biblical proportions,” according to the UN’s World Food Programme, and in America we have seen empty grocery shelves and long lines at community food banks. Batten lecturer Galen Fountain served for nearly two decades as clerk of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. During the next installment of Batten Expert Chats, he will speak and take questions on how the pandemic is influencing food security and food systems both domestically and globally. He’ll also offer his recommendations for addressing the situation.
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