This publication deals clearly and accurately with one of humanity's most important and difficult challenges: meeting the needs of the fast-growing demand for food. Food security, which concerns not only its quantity and quality, but also the sustainability of the price for the poorest groups of the population, needs to be part of national security. Francesco Galietti is the founder of Policy Sonar, a Rome-based political intelligence firm. He appears frequently on Bloomberg and CNBC programs, and his comments are featured in the FT, Guardian, Handelsblatt and Frrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.General Carlo Jean (ret.), is a renowned strategic studies' scholar, and a former military advisor to the Italian Head of State.