SID SALTER: Mississippi has a role in world food safety, security issues

It is difficult at times here in the U.S. state with the most significant per capita obesity problem to confront the reality that hunger remains a significant national and global issue. More difficult is making the leap to accepting that food safety and security is not only a humanitarian issue, but one of national and global stability and security.

A native Mississippian, Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum understands from both local and global perspective the paradox of how hunger and plenty can and does coexist in close proximity. Before becoming MSU’s chief executive in 2009, Keenum was an undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sid Salter