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Food Security

Introduction: Food security is a fundamental component of our long-term viability. To achieve sustainable development, the objectives of food safety and security must be matched, and trade-offs between these objectives must be properly monitored.

As a result, we have to have innovative solutions to ensure future food security that do not jeopardize food security in order to accomplish the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include eradicating poverty and starvation,

providing safe drinking water, sustainable resource use, addressing climate change, and living sustainably on water and land. There are numerous strategies to accomplish sustainability and food and nutrition security, such as reducing food waste and losses, choosing to eat more plant-based food products, and recycling food items.

The trade-offs between food security are difficult to reconcile. For example, when establishing circular food production in which nutrients are reprocessed, bacteria may accumulate in the process.

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Developing Techniques & Strategies:

Food security, global health, and sustainable development must all be considered when developing techniques and strategies for achieving food security. Because food chains are complicated and opaque. Furthermore, food fraud regulation is an arising issue that requires consideration. Obtaining the transfer between food and nutrition security, protection, and self sufficiency right will necessitate cautious adjustment of numerous challenges and concerns.

We should learn from past mistakes in this practice in moderation, such as the antimicrobial drugs used to increase animal productivity. Food security is at risk when there are insufficient supplies of wholesome and safe foods, as well as when customers’ buying potential is constrained. Low-income people are especially affected by food insecurity, which increases the risk of being malnourished and hungry.

The International Monetary Fund discovered a connection between social instability and increasing food costs in low-income nations. Food insecurity and food shortage are a direct result of social turmoil and warfare. It is challenging to determine whether acute food insecurity is a factor in and a cause of disturbance.

Conventional Farming to Bio-fuel Manufacturing:

A further issue is the conversion of conventional farming (such as corn and sugar cane) to bio-fuel manufacturing. These food sources that were rerouted to bio – fuels might have fed 400 million people. Furthermore, these distractions cause bio-fuel crop price increases to be more strongly linked with price of oil than with food demand and supply.

Growing speculation in Food Prices:

Another reason for concern is the growing speculation in food prices, as hedge funds become more active in market place for food commodities such as wheat, oil-seeds, and corn. Enhancing the volatility of commodity prices jeopardizes food security for low-income people. Accelerated urbanization has resulted in cities housing more than half of the world’s population, posing yet another challenging problem to food security.

Besides that, depending on imported products may not be the best solution because some countries confine food exports during times of scarcity. As a result, long-term food security mechanisms become national goals, which may clarify the motivations for creating newer sources of nourishment and animal livestock feed, as well as resilient food chains. Numerous findings have addressed these topics. Food security is, by requirement, complementary goal for accomplishing malnutrition independence. One fundamental principle is that unsafe food does not solve food security issues.

However, measures taken to guarantee food security and quality often can decrease the number of foods obtainable, aggravating food scarcity. Food waste and losses interpret destroyed labour, capital, water, power, soil, and other infrastructure used to generate the food, threatening economic viability. The connections between sustainable practices, food insecurity, and food waste are crucial. And over one-third of all produced food is discarded or lost somewhere along the supply chain.

Novel Approach to Food security:

We require novel approaches to food security. One result from this transition in viewpoint is that food policy should emphasize accomplishing zero hunger and good nutrition over production of food. Modifying one’s standpoint on food and sustainability could lead to new insights.

As a result, reduce resource waste and losses from farm to fork will constitute an important component of the future way to solve to feeding 10 billion people sustainably. We should indeed completely eradicate food waste and losses in order to achieve food security. This supposition is consistent with the objectives of lowering ecological and resource footprints. Buyers, on the other hand, prefer to buy their desired food when it is convenient for them.


Circular food systems also had possibility of reducing food waste and losses, thereby improving food security. Today, the viability of our food security is jeopardized because 30 to 50% of food is lost at various levels, resulting in higher intake of animal food products and larger environmental footprints. Circular food production systems will lead to lower resource and environmental traces, as well as the reuse of nutrients, byproducts, and food waste, going to result in less wastage.


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