Nutrition impacts every single person across all sociological demographics. Because of this, maintaining food security and promoting productive discussion around the topic are both significant.
The definition of “food security” is often misunderstood, miscommunicated, or used incorrectly. Likewise, the factors contributing to a secure food system are complex and unfamiliar to most consumers. Often food insecurity is associated with poverty and low-income nations. While that is not entirely inaccurate, there is much more to the picture. Even highly developed countries must keep vigilant about maintaining food security and addressing weaknesses in their systems.
A well-grounded full-scope understanding of food security – its components, its meaning, and how we can preserve it – is essential for everyone involved in the conversation. This is especially important now, as we continue to see our consumer-end prices rise all around us. The public must know the facts and myths about our food security situation and how the whole supply chain collaborates.
Before we dig into the measurements and the branches that extend from this global issue, let’s break down the differences between food security and insecurity. It should also be noted that important definitions illustrate the key differences between food insecurity and hunger.
When a nation, region,