Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability by Geoffrey Lawrence

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Because the threats of foodstuff lack of confidence loom ever greater, the area faces the unhappy irony of meals shortages within the international South along a purported 'obesity epidemic' within the international North. the dual problems with foodstuff construction and foodstuff entry are of specific situation within the context of weather switch, 'peak oil', biofuels, and land grabs by way of filthy rich countries. nutrition protection, food and Sustainability deals severe insights by way of overseas students, with chapters on international meals defense, grocery store strength, new applied sciences, and sustainability. The e-book additionally assesses the contributions of nutrition and food learn in construction socially simply and environmentally sustainable nutrients structures and offers coverage thoughts to enhance the well-being and environmental prestige of up to date agri-food structures. The publication positive factors contributions from a variety of social technology views, together with sociology, anthropology, public overall healthiness and geography, with case research fabric drawn from during the global.

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But that is not the case, with ‘security’ taking on a very different meaning from that of food availability. It is one thing to produce large quantities of food, and yet another to do so in a manner that encourages agricultural diversity, nurtures regional prosperity, enhances environmental integrity, sustains biodiversity and rests upon a predictable and fair platform of production, sale and delivery. In these latter qualities, food security in the global North has been notably lacking. Instead, what has been witnessed in the last 30 or so years of capitalist farming and food distribution has been a significant increase in the amount of food available at the same time as the system for that delivery has been found to be environmentally damaging, and socially and economically polarizing.

He describes the looming environmental, health, social, cultural and economic problems that are faced by the world and talks of the need to ‘recast’ everyday food activities in a manner that provides sustenance while respecting nature. He outlines the policy settings that might assist in creating more environmentally sustainable food systems, and reflects upon the possibilities for banishing hunger. Lang is insistent that a new global agrifood trajectory needs to be one that utilizes the best of science, but does so in a manner that empowers people to identify healthy eating as a primary goal.

There is now talk of the need for ‘resilience’ in farming communities, along with the application of local knowledge and the encouragement of more biodiverse, regional food systems. They call on those 16 FOOD SECURITY, NUTRITION AND SUSTAINABILITY in the fields of education and communication to assist in changing the attitudes and behavior of consumers so that they may move away from the purchase of industrially produced foods and towards foods produced in a more sustainable manner. Chapter 4 deals with the re-emergence, in the UK, of a national food security agenda.

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