(Secure) Food for thought

BBC Business Daily | 23 Oct 09

"Food security" is the great buzz phrase. But does it make sense?

What do people mean when they talk about "food security"? When the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation tried to define the term, it came across 200 different definitions. In the end, it defined it as a situation when "all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food". In other words, when nobody's hungry. We got the views from Fiji where Semesa Sautu is a top government official and Kieran Forde, an Irishman who works in Saudi Arabia for the Tabuk Agriculture Company. But how will we feed an expanding population Steve Evans asked economist, Dr Keith. And how will that demand be met? And Peter Day from Global Business has an assessment of the American environmentalist, Lester Brown.

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  • 23 October 2009
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