Food security is national security. How can we protect America's food power?
The United States’ ability to produce enough food to feed its population, as well as other populations around the world, is a significant national security advantage. The prevailing U.S. national security strategy model includes four instruments of national power known as DIME (diplomatic, informational, military, economic), but does not contemplate the foundational role that food security plays in both national security and global stability.
Aimpoint Research®, a global strategic intelligence firm with deep roots in the U.S. military and agriculture, believes American Food Power is being slowly eroded over time due to a variety of factors. We must establish a national security view of the agri-food value chain.
The equation is simple, combine an increase in U.S. production and efficiency, a reduced dependency on foreign inputs, and an increased foreign dependency on U.S. outputs. The result? American food power.
Critical Vulnerabilities to American Food Power:
Lack of Contingency Planning, Infrastructure, Cyber Attacks, Policy Encroachment, Farmland Control, Political Shifts, Single Points of Failure, Foreign Inputs, and Labor