by Cassandra Corridon

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July 30, 2012

The Global Food Security Index, a forum led by DuPont about solving world hunger, was held on July 10 at the National Press Building in Washington, DC. By invitation of the State 4-H Office, five Maryland 4-H teens attended: Katie Koster, Rina Huang, Drew Smith, Weber Stibolt, and myself, Philip Drum. During the forum we learned about world hunger, and the people there talked about ways to solve it by “examining the core issues of food affordability, availability, quality, and safety in 105 developed and developing countries worldwide.” The forum was streamed live around the world, and other countries got to say what they thought about world hunger and the ways to solve it. DuPont hired the Economic Intelligence Unit to conduct an index of food security of 105 countries across the world. We all learned a lot about the increase in technology relating to farming, food prices, and how to get younger people interested in farming and agriculture. The DuPont launched a website with all the information they talked about at the Forum - http://foodsecurityindex.eiu.com/

     One of 4-H’s new trustees, Howard Buffet, Jr., was even there and we got our picture taken with him. It was a nice trip to go on and we learned a lot. For more information go to http://foodsecurity.dupont.com/?src=foodsecuritymodule1

Kids at Dupont Event

Maryland 4-Hers surround Howard Buffett, Jr., grandson of Warren Buffet, and his wife at the National Press Building. On the left is Katie Koster and Philip Drum from Montgomery County. On the right is Drew Smith from Prince George's County and Rina Huang from Montgomery County. The Howard G. Buffet private family foundation works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations, especially through funding for agricultural development.


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