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Running Head: Food Insecurity Around The World

FoodInsecurityAroundTheWorld
ParkerB.Hague
FirstColonialHighSchool

Food Insecurity Around The World

Abstract
ThisarticlereviewssomeofthemostimportantproblemsinthesubjectFoodInsecurity
andwhyitistheworldsbiggestproblem.Beginningwiththeoverviewoffood
insecurityandgivingexamplesonwhythetopiccanbecomemoreharmfulastime
progresses.ThenitreviewsseveralsubtopicsandrelatesthemtoFoodInsecurity.The
articleusesthesesubtopicsasotherproblemsintheworldthatcanaffectFoodInsecurity
evenworse.ItshowsthenegativeeffectsofFoodinsecurityandconcludeswhyFood
Insecurityistheworldsbiggestproblemandneedstobeknownaroundtheworld.The
articlealsoexplainshowthisproblemwontstopuntilthepeoplehelpandendFood
Insecuritythemselves.

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Introduction
Therearefourmaindimensionsoffoodsecurityfirstbeingthephysicalavailabilityof
thefood,foodavailabilityaddressesthesupplysideoffoodsecurityandisdetermined
bytheleveloffoodproduction,stocklevelsandnettrade.Nextthereistheeconomicand
thephysicalaccesstofoodthepracticalguidesonfoodinsecuritysaysAnadequate
supplyoffoodatthenationalorinternationalleveldoesnotinitselfguaranteehousehold
levelfoodsecurity.Concernsaboutinsufficientfoodaccesshaveresultedinagreater
policyfocusonincomes,expenditure,marketsandpricesinachievingfoodsecurity
objectives.ThethirdpartisFoodUtilization.Utilizationiscommonlyunderstoodasthe
waythebodymakesthemostofvariousnutrientsinthefood.Sufficientenergyand
nutrientintakebyindividualsistheresultofgoodcareandfeedingpractices,food
preparation,anddiversityofthedietandintrahouseholddistributionoffood.Combined
withgoodbiologicalutilizationoffoodconsumed,thisdeterminesthenutritionalstatus
ofindividuals.Andtheverylastdimensionisthestabilityoftheotherthreedimensions
overtime,whichisonething,Imentionedonfoodinsecurityandhowitisaffectedover
time.Evenifyourfoodintakeisadequatetoday,youarestillconsideredtobefood
insecureifyouhaveinadequateaccesstofoodonaperiodicbasis,riskingadeterioration
ofyournutritionalstatus.Adverseweatherconditions,politicalinstability,oreconomic

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factors(unemployment,risingfoodprices)mayhaveanimpactonyourfoodsecurity
status.NowbasicallyFoodInsecurityistheoppositeoffoodsecurityFoodsecurity
existswhenallpeople,atalltimes,havephysicalandeconomicaccesstosufficientsafe
andnutritiousfoodthatmeetstheirdietaryneedsandfoodpreferencesforanactiveand
healthylife.

Abstract1
Abstract:ThisarticlelistmanyreasonswhyFoodInsecurityisamainprobleminthe
worldoreventhatitisthebiggestproblemintheworld.ThearticlestartsoffBy
mentioningnumbersthatfoodhasaffectedinpeople.Thesenumbersareverybiglike
around1BillionPeopleoutof7billionpeoplewhopopulatetheworldwenthungryin
theyear2010.FoodInsecurityisthelackofconsistentandreliableaccesstofood.And
accordingtothearticleFoodInsecurityisaseriousglobalproblem.Afterthearticle
talksaboutpopulationitmentionsapenitentialresultofFoodInsecuritycouldbe
Terrorism.ManypeoplethinkthisistruebecauseahungrymanisanangrymanThis
isamajorproblemandactsofterrorismovertheresultofnothavinganyfoodshouldnot
beaproblem.Relatingtothatthearticlealsosaysthepriceoffoodgoesupyearlydueto
thetransportationcostandgettingthefoodtothemorepoorcountries.Poorpeople
cannotaffordthispricechangeiftheycantevenaffordfoodinthefirstplace.The

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growingpriceoffoodisleadingtogreaterpercentageoffoodinsecurityaroundthe
world.Towardtheendofthearticletheystarttomentionwaysthatwecanpossiblyfix
theproblem.OnemethodpeoplearetalkingaboutisAgriculturalTechnology.Thismay
ormaynothelptheworldbutthereasontheysaythisisbecausetheearthsresourcesare
becominglimitedsowewelleventuallynothavefoodallaroundus.

Analysis:ThisarticletaughtmeatonofinformationaboutatopicIhadnoclueabout.
FoodInsecurity.Themostimportantpartsofthisarticlefrommyviewwouldbethefact
thatin2010around1billionpeoplehavewenthungryanddidnothavemuchtoeat.
AnotherthingIlearnedfromthisarticleisthathowmuchofaproblemFoodInsecurity
reallyisinthisworld.Thissentencefromthearticlereallymademeseesthereal
problemhere.theproblemoffoodinsecurityinmanydevelopingnationsisnotsimplya
lackofagriculturaltechnologybutashiftawayfromlocalfoodproductionand
distribution.Asyouknowtherearenotasmanyfarmsinthestatesastheusedtobe,a
lotoftodaysmeatcomesfromfactoriesandsothefoodisntlocal.Iftherewouldbe
morefarmersintheworldthiswouldmostlikelynotbeasbigasaproblemasitistoday
intheworld.Butitisaproblemandwehavetofindawaytofixit.Alsothereasonwhy
therearenotasmanyfarmersinthesedelevopingcountriesisbecausetheycannonafford
togrowthecropsandfarmthemtothepeopleitisjusttoexpensiveforthem.Ialsoagree
withthefactthatthefoodisbecomingmoreexpensiveandthepoorerpeoplecannot
affordtoeatevenifthereisfood.UnlikeintheUnitedStatestherearenotasmanyjobs
availableinthesethirdworldcountries.

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Abstract2
Abstract:ThisarticleexplainswhyGlobalWarmingisnotamajorproblemforfood
insecurity.Manypeoplehaveclaimedthatglobalwarmingwillleadtofoodshortagesbut
accordingtothearticleglobalwarminghasactuallyincreasedagriculturalproduction.
Supposedlythereasonbehindthisisfarmershaveinventedplantsandproductsthatresist
tomajorweatherchanges.TheauthorstatesthatPoliciesthataddressthisissuenotglobal
warmingitselfarethereasonfoodpricesrise.This,whichinternscausesdeathin
developingcountries.Lateroninthearticletheauthorexplainsthattherewheremany
otherpredictednutritionalapocalypsescausedbyoverpopulation,lackofbiological
diversityinourfoodsupply,geneticengineeringrunamok,acidrain,andlittleozone
layerTowardtheendofthearticlethefactsarelisted.Abriefoverviewonwarmingof
theearthfactsislisted.Afterthereisadiscussionaboutworldcrops.Serialadoptionsof
productsproducenewyields.Morefertilizerandimprovedfertilizerwithbettertractor
technologiesallleadtotheraisingofyields.Ethanolproducesmorecarbondioxide
accordingtoEvenALGoreandwearethefirstnationtoactuallyburnupitsownfood
supplytopleaseapoliticalfaction.Theauthorisamazedbyhowlittlefactsarechecked
onglobalwarmingandhowlittlethepolicesareignored.Grainproductionisgoingup
anddumbpoliciesnotglobalwarmingareputtingpeoplesfoodsecurityatrisk.

Analysis:Ihavealwayswantedtolearnmoreinformationonthetopicglobalwarming,
whichwasmyoriginaltopicforthisproject.Iamgladitisnotandfoodinsecurityismy
topicbecausethisarticlemademereliesthatglobalisnotanimportantproblemandfood

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insecurityis.LikehesaidandIagreethedumbpoliciesonglobalwarmingnotglobal
warmingitselfiscausingglobalwarming.AlsoIagreewiththestatementthatmany
nutritionalapocalypseswerepredictedandglobalwarmingisthepresentone.Many
peoplebelieveglobalwarmingisthemainproblemwiththeplanetandthatitiscausing
theselittleproblemslikefoodinsecurity.Theyneedtoreliesthatthepoliciesarethe
mainandimportantproblem,withrisingfoodpricespeoplecannotpayforthefood
whichcausesstarvationandthatleadstofoodinsecurity.

Abstract3
Abstract: This article starts off talking about how the number of people facing food
insecurity is growing. It mentions, while several factors contribute to food insecurity,
climate change will be a major driver. Indeed, research indicates that climate change
will decrease global grain production 1-7 percent by 2060. After this it includes more
reasons that contribute to this such as how reduced grain production leads to higher
food prices, which will increase hunger among the world's poorest people. Nations in
which climate has a significant impact on agricultural production, such as those that
depend on rain-fed grains, will feel the greatest impact. The impact on socially
excluded groups such as female-headed households will be even greater. in addition
to improving agricultural practices and sustainable land-use management, climate
change and food insecurity policies should also improve local governance and
promote gender equality. The article then describes food insecurity as a growing
concern throughout the developing world, particularly for poor women and children.
The article then describes how to deal with food insecurity and mentions the four key

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dimensions, they are: availability of sufficient food; economic, physical and social
access to the resources needed to acquire food; stability of this availability and
access; and utilization, including nutrition, food safety and quality.

Analysis: I chose this article because I thought it was important to understand more
about the topic food insecurity and know what different people believe what the
causes of Food Insecurity are. In the article the think the climate is the main cause for
Food Insecurity and it is the 1st world countries fault. They later in the article describe
the steps or key dimensions on how to deal with this problem. They are: availability
of sufficient food; economic, physical and social access to the resources needed to
acquire food; stability of this availability and access; and utilization, including
nutrition, food safety and quality.

Abstract 4
This article throughly explains how factory farming is essential to feed the worlds
poplation. Here are some facts about food production, thelastfortyfiveyearshas
seenasignificantincreaseinworldanimalproteinproduction.Since1967global
productionofpoultrymeathasincreasedbyaround700%,eggsby350%,pigmeat
by290%,sheepandgoatmeatby200%,beefandbuffalomeatby180%andmilkby
180%.Livestockareincreasinglyimportanttothefoodsecurityofmillionsof
people.Thearticlementionsthatinordertomaintaintheseratesofthegrowthof
foodforanotherfourdecadesthiswouldrequireafurtherdoublingofpoultry
numbers,andthiswouldincreasewith80percentmoresheepandgoatsthen50

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percentmorecattleand40percentmorepigs.Thenthearticleexplainshowfarming
canbebetterinthelongrundototheavailabilityofland,water,wastedisposaland
otherresources,significantincreasesinproductivitywillbeneeded,torequiring
significantcapitalinvestmentplusencouragementfrompolicymakersand
regulations.Thearticlethenexplainsthatfactoryfarmsarenecessaryandhumaneby
somemeasuresthetermfactoryfarmingisaccurate.Ifafactorymeansefficient,
largescaleproduction,thenthatiswhatitis.Thelargestfarmshousemillionsof
chickensorhundredsofthousandsofpigsorcattle.Thecapitalvalueofthelivestock
andfacilitiesiscountedintensofmillionsofdollars.

Analysis:Thisarticleexplainswhyfactoryfarmingisahumaneandnecessary
processforfood.Ireleasedthatamajorcauseoffoodinsecurityisthelackofplaces
togetfoodfromduetoconstructionandhumanexpansionaroundtheworld.Butwith
Factoryfarmingwecanmakesomuchmorefoodanywherearoundtheworldinthis
industriallysociety.Wecanbuildafarmandmakefoodinplaceswherethefoodis
lackingorwherefoodinsecurityiswellactiveandknown.

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