Food Security in Systemic Context
Food security has become an increasingly prominent topic in the last four decades, given escalating concerns related to volatile food prices, climate instability (and related crop unpredictability), and losses of resilience in agroecological and institutional food systems related to the restructuring of global agri-food regimes. While the most austere definitions of food security equate being food secure with the availability of some number of calories, more systemic definitions describe food security as being “a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice” (Hamm and Bellows 2003, p. 37).
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