now that I'm a politics person I'm learning you can talk about 'security' with regard to more than just military security or the security of the territorial boundaries of a state. one can speak of the feelings of security one has as a resident of said state, the security in knowing that your human rights aren't being violated (probably) and the like.
part of me likes the idea of moving political science beyond this strict state-centered/militaristic focus, sure. but it seems this has gone a bit far.
as with the US shifting the discourse around hunger to one of security.
conclusion? hunger no longer exists in the US. hurrah!
it's now low or very low food security. awesome.
click here for my favourite epidemiology blog's take on this.