Groceries stores are constantly throwing out food that looks bad, or have passed the expiration date. But most of the time expiration dates aren’t very accurate. Then grocery retailers end up throwing away food that is perfectly fine. 10 million tons of food is lost yearly because farmers throw away crops that have imperfections or don’t look good. But farmers really don’t have a choice in the matter, the picky consumers of today force farmers to conform.
The oppressive government, triggered protests to demand a change, which ultimately impacted the quality and quantity of food security. The corruption and violence led people to migrate to developed countries as refugees or asylees for a better and safe future. However, the people who could not leave the country immersed in depression that resulted in addiction of drugs and alcohol, and as a whole increased the crime rate. Since the lack food is still a major issue for an average algerian citizen. Industries involving with waste and pollution are unmonitored due to the corruption, due to not having an agency like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that is responsible of monitoring companies (World Report).
Poverty is a huge reason why people are starving. They do not have enough money to pay for their houses and to feed themselves and their families. “Families depend on their own surplus to survive between harvests. This period of time leading up to a harvest is known as the hungry season”(‘What Causes Hunger’). Some of these people are lucky if they even have somewhere to sleep that has a roof over their head.
Who do you imagine when someone says food insecurity or hunger? Do you imagine someone severely underweight? Or maybe children in third world countries because surely hunger isn 't here in the United states. But, in fact, hunger is here in the United States, the documentary A Place at the Table defines someone who is food insecure as someone who does not know where their next meal is coming from, they have no idea how to manage, find, or afford food. Now who do you imagine when someone says food insecurity or hunger?
Also agriculture would be defected since poor people often have shortage in supplies. Poverty is a huge dilemma that had a lot of innocent people suffers from its consequences; therefore a lot of organizations got built to help in raising awareness of poverty in countries to inspire people to help prevent poverty. Poverty is not just about the lack of money but it is the lack of opportunities and the lack of access to essential resources, the lack of hope. There are various causes of poverty that affects our world; one of the causes is over population, hunger, natural disasters, agricultural cycle, corrupted leader and lack of education. Over population: Over population is when there are a high ratio of people in a country with few essential resources and little space.
Unhealthy community can be scarcity in food, medicine, employment, and basic necessities. Diseases spread easily such as malaria, AIDS, HIV, tuberculosis and other contagious diseases. In scarcity of food it leads people to eat leftover and digging garbage and drink water from a dirty puddle, and it leads to robberies. Causes & Effects of Poverty: There are various causes and effects of poverty that affects our world. Some of the causes are over population, hunger, natural disasters, agricultural cycle, corrupted leader, lack of education, lack of employment, lowest rate of salary, and high cost of basic necessities.
There is an imperative need to initiate corrective measures and actions to minimise food waste problem by implementing and implementing standard management practices. 1.2 Uneven distribution of food Every 4 seconds a human in Asian and African counties die from starvation. Conversely at the same moment loads of people,in more developed western countries, die from health disorders caused due obesity. Two extreme causes of shortened lifespan, yet both as equally prevalent in global populations. It is surprising to think that these extremes are a common occurrence in this day and age; unfortunately it is highlights the unjust global issue of unequal food distribution.
Extreme weather events have negative impacts on livelihood assets in both rural and urban areas and threaten of food security (Mallikarjuna, 2013). Although, inequitable distribution of available food supplies, poverty, and inequality which cause of food insecurity for the poor livelihoods. The income gap between the rich and the poor is a serious problem which becomes the cause of one billion people are hungry in the developing world (Hanjra, & Qureshi,
6.2 Unemployment According to Swanepoel (2016:7) unemployment is regarded as a source and effect of poverty in which people suffers from. It is a source because no job, no income. In addition, poor people cannot afford decent houses, nutritious food, medical aid and sending children to decent schools. Unemployment is the effect of poverty because weakness is caused by eating unhealthy food, poor housing and lack of access to education stop people from getting jobs. Unemployment is the effect of isolation.
The climate change cause of low agriculture productivity and natural calamities such as flood and drought could result in complete loss of available stored food. The food insecurity problem is very common across the country due to the shortage of water in the agriculture sector by climate change (Asif, 2013). 6.1 Types of food in Pakistan In Pakistan, two types of major food sources; one is crop-based food and other food is obtained from animals. The food production (both animal and crop-based food) dropped from 28.3% to 17.5% respectively in 2003 and 2009 (Asif, 2013). Because the annual rainfall is less than 240 mm and 80 percent of the crop production is dependent on irrigation (Asif, 2013).