Food security may seem like a strange concern but our world is a rapidly changing place. Global warming will impact upon food security in terms of climate change affecting where we can grow our food. Japan’s decision to return to commercial whaling has been justified upon the basis of food security in Japan. Long droughts in Australia are taking their toll on farming in this country and making the land less arable. The global population continues to balloon with no signs of abating. The future is not that far away and we are on the eve of momentous changes on the earth.
805 Million People Go Hungry Every Day
Hillary Clinton said, “food security is the issue of our time.” With 7.7 billion people inhabiting planet earth, as of November 2018, and around 805 million of them go hungry ever day, it is easy to see why. If the soil is lacking vital nutrients, then, deficiencies in iron, Vitamin A and Zinc, are, often, prevalent in the people who depend upon that soil for their food. These conditions affect some 2 billion people globally. These cause developmental problems, poor health and early mortality rates. We will need to increase food productivity by around 70% to meet the increase in population by 2050.
Sewing Needles in Strawberries
Food security in the 21C is not about locking up things, but, rather, making plans for the future to cope with its demands. Although, with the recent spate of sewing needles inserted into strawberries, which plagued Australia nationally, there is sometimes a need for this kind of security. Click on this page to see those who do protect property for their clients in the here and now in Sydney. If we had the death penalty in Australia, I would like to see the person responsible for those needles in strawberries executed.
Ending World Hunger
Australia has potentially a big role to play in food security in the 21C, with our agricultural expertise able to assist many developing nations. We can also expand our own food production in the vast areas of this country not being utilised, especially in the north. Science has much to offer in this regard, and what we need is investment by government and private investors to make this happen. The United Nations has done a great deal of important work in this area and continues to do so. Meeting the targets to end world hunger has been challenging but the quest continues.