Senators: Global hunger a national security problem

by Jordain Carney

A bipartisan pair of senators is pushing legislation aimed at combatting chronic hunger around the world by linking the issue to national security. Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) have introduced the Global Food Security Act, which includes a requirement for the Obama administration to develop an across-the-board strategy for addressing global hunger and food insecurity.