World Food Prize laureates call on Biden administration to take immediate action on hunger
The World Food Prize Foundation recently released a letter signed by 24 of its laureates urging the Biden administration to focus on the issues of hunger, poverty and malnutrition around the world. The laureates called on President Joe Biden to take immediate action to address global hunger and food insecurity. “Our food systems are moving us in the wrong directions,” said Lawrence Haddad, 2018 World Food Prize Laureate and executive director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. “Hunger levels are rising, child undernutrition levels are at severe risk of rising, obesity is increasing, we are off track to meet climate targets, biodiversity is being squandered, not enough decent jobs are being created and community resilience is being undermined.” Barbara Stinson, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, said in a release that the foundation supports its laureates and their call for U.S. leadership on the issue of hunger and food insecurity. “At this critical juncture in the U.S. and globally, the Laureates’ call to leverage funding, alliances and leadership on behalf of transforming food systems is timely, focused on the urgency of U.S. action to achieve zero hunger by 2030,” Stinson said.