Food supply

Food security is the ability of human populations to access food of sufficient quality and quantity.

The rapidly increasing human population around the world has resulted in rising demand for food worldwide. This has led to many concerns about food security.

Food security can be an issue for individuals, households or entire countries. Access is a key part of food security. This includes being able to afford it.

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Sustainable food production

Some people suggest that current levels of food production will not meet the projected demands in the coming years.

Food production must be sustainable and not have a negative impact on the ecosystem and natural resources.

We want to produce more food in the same area of land, therefore increased plant productivity and manipulation of genetic diversity will be required in order to maintain a sustainable food supply.