I recently wrote a policy memo for one of my classes at American Military University, about American food security and safety and how easy a target our national food supply is. This is an important topic, but not one that the general public is very aware of, at least to my knowledge. This despite more than a few big food product recalls due to unintentional contamination leading to serious illness and even death.

There is a not insignificant body of research and writing on national food security, but it tends to be relegated to an industry niche that is not widely understood or publicized. Our government is letting us down on a number of levels, and putting us at serious risk, which is why I published my policy paper on Scribd today.

The full text is after the jump.

Policy Statement on American Food Security Risks