For you and me, it likely means that our favorite breakfast sandwich has a higher price tag. But for the world's poorest people, even the slightest price increase can force families to sell the few assets they have and pull their children out school.
Every year, more than 2.5 million children globally die due to hunger and malnutrition. The exciting news is that this crisis is solvable. I saw that firsthand last week on a trip to Ethiopia.
The challenge of growing more food can be met only if sustainability is the foundation of approaches to food security and poverty reduction in every country and every community.
This generation is part of something transformational and if we can harness the power of technology and social media, we can break the cycle of hunger once and for all.
One way we can expand the benefits of biotechnology is to develop regulatory systems based on science, not politics. Impractical legal obstacles are stopping genetically-enhanced crops from saving millions from starvation.
We're facing the biggest human rights crisis of my lifetime: The U.K.'s ActionAid estimates that current price spikes may have doubled the number of hungry and food-insecure people to 1.7 billion.
log on to Local Harvest or the Eat Well Guide and find the community-supported agriculture nearest you! Your investment will be rewarded with some of the sweetest dividends ever.