Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack called for innovation and accurate market information to meet global food needs at a National Press Club luncheon June 13.
"We must ensure that food makes it from farms to mouths," he said. "The solution to global food security lies in innovation, arising from research and development."
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 925 million people were undernourished last year. Although an improvement over 2009, the number is still "unacceptably high," Vilsack said.