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Food Chain Reaction

Food Chain Reaction: A Global Food Security Game was a “simulation and role-playing exercise intended to improve understanding of how governments, institutions, and private sector interests might interact to address a crisis in the global food system.”1)

The event was held on November 9-10, 2015 in Washington, DC.2)


The year is 2020 and the world’s food system is under increasing stress. Extreme weather, increasing demand on limited natural resources, and political conflict are undermining food production and creating shortages. Prices are skyrocketing. Social unrest is growing. Populations are at risk. How will the world respond?3)


The game was designed by the Washington-based Center for Naval Analyses, which also designs war games for the Pentagon.4)

Food Chain Reaction: A Global Food Security Game. (2015, October 29). Wayback Machine.
The Game. (2015, November 15). Wayback Machine; Food Chain Reaction Game.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF). (2018, March 15). Food Chain Reaction: Two Minutes in the 2020s. YouTube.
Video: Food Chain Reaction crisis simulation kicks off in Washington. Cargill. Retrieved March 5, 2022, from
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