What is Food Insecurity? An Explanation

Natural disasters, conflict, and international trade rules are all factors in creating food insecurity. Photo Credit: CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture via Flickr.

What is Food Insecurity? An Explanation
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31 comments

Laura Saxon
Past Member 2 years ago

Very informative video.

Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor3 years ago

It's called Hunger.

Food insecurity is strongly associated with household income. It is, by definition, a condition that arises from a lack of enough income and other resources for food.
www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/April05/DataFeature - Cached

The government changed it to "food insecurity" to cast at least some of the blame on the those who are hungry, and lessen it on policies and economy that caused increase in hungry households. Wonder how many tax dollars paid a committee to come up with this gem...

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim3 years ago

The problem is obviously not the quantity of food production but the distribution and accessibility. Thanks for the article.

Valentina R.
Valentina R.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran3 years ago

Thanks.

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran3 years ago

Thanks.

Vasanthkumar Mysoremath

Developing countries are becoming victims of their own economic policies. World Trade Organisation imposes conditions for investing in such vulnerable countries who, though having potential, lack technological and economic support. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs) are playing havoc in such countries. In the name of supplying technology and knowledge, the developed nations are dumping all types of obsolete items/ technology and reaping benefits.

This is actually robbing the potential and innovetiveness of poor countries and in order to find quick fix solutions, they are simply embracing short term result oriented goals. This is bad and is likely to result in further food insecurities in the near future.

Faith Billingham
Faith Billingham3 years ago

thanks for the article, very important stuff here, folks...

Talya Honor
Tal H.3 years ago

Thanks for the share! So interesting!

Jane Barton
Jane Barton3 years ago

"Natural disasters, conflict, and international trade rules are all factors in creating food insecurity."

Bullshit! Our food is ALL POISONED, that's the REAL PROBLEM. The RICH people who CONTROL our FOOD SUPPLY are pumping it full of PESTICIDES, ANTIBIOTICS, HEAVY
METALS, MANURE and EVERY POISON IMAGINABLE. We can't even GET clean, healthy food any more. MAD COW DISEASE IS IN THE SYSTEM!!!! CANCER AND AUTISM ARE SKYROCKETING!!! THEY ARE KILLING US!!!