G8 Food Security Agenda Should Encourage Greater Economic Freedom, Not More Dependency

President Obama is hosting the 38th annual Group of Eight (G8) summit May 18–19 at Camp David. It is expected to be “a short summit of less than 24 hours, yielding only a five-page communiqué.” The deplorable reality is that in recent years, the credibility and relevance of the G8 summit has been increasingly tarnished. The annual summits have become little more than feel-good political exercises that have failed to promote practical solutions to pressing global challenges. This year’s summit is likely yet again to gloss over a wide range of complicated security and economic issues.

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