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View: Make food systems more inclusive to change the state of food insecurity

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Food systems are not just made up of what is produced but, rather, comprise all related activities.

Synopsis

Latest estimates suggest that 9.7% of the global population, close to 750 million people, were exposed to severe levels of food insecurity in 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated these trends.

By Purvi MehtaToday, on World Food Day, it would be apt to take note that over the decades, Malthusian fears predicting that growing populations would overwhelm food supplies leading to famine and conflicts over resources have proven to be wrong. Instead, since the 18th century, the food supply has almost always increased faster than the population growth. Driven by scientific and technological innovation, agricultural systems around the world

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