Brian Klippenstein, the executive director of Protect the Harvest, recently spoke at the Maine Agriculture Trades Show Commissioner’s Luncheon focusing on the U.S. opportunity to help the global hunger problem that is predicted to double in the coming years.
Klippenstein said the U.S. can work toward ending the world hunger problem if leaders in agriculture, science and technology work together. Klippenstein said during his speech that the U.S, has the resources to help meet the demand, including soil, climate, tradition, land grant universities and technologies partners as well as the best farmers.
A billion people suffer from chronic malnourishment and 2 billion live on less than $3 dollars a day while "food imperialists" oppose consumer choice and affordable food options.
Klippenstein was invited to the luncheon by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb. His mission is to advocate for safe and affordable food choices for the global food in the next 50 years.
He has worked on a variety of farms and ranches around North and South America as well as working in Washington, D.C. for a congressman and two Missouri senators. He has served as Chief of Staff for the last five years.