Essay On Food Sustainability

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Food Sustainability
As humans we all have to eat. It is one of the most essential, important things on earth to do and this plays an important role in every economy. The food that we consume has its origin in nature. Since the global 7 billion plus population is growing every single second, our food sources cannot keep up with our demands. It is only recently we have realised that there is a limit to how much we can take. In Japan, we become aware of the danger and have started thinking abou the solution for saving the sources of food.

There are many definitions of sustainable development. The International Institute for Sustainable Development in their “Our Common Future” known as the Brundtland Report uses this definition:
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. This proves that we have to promote sustainability with our food and this requires national governments to control the food source in their territories.

It is more common to eat fish in Japan than to eat meat. To put this in perspective, we consume 80% of the world’s bluefin tuna. Japan is the
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Japan has to make the net size bigger so that the smaller fish can get through them and only the full grown tuna can be caught. Still there is a threat from illegal catching of tuna. Most of the illegal catching is from China and Korea reaching out to the Mediterranean sea. China’s marine economy in recent decades, including offshore drilling and unsustainable fishing practices like trawling, has resulted in a dramatic depletion of its own fishing stock. Campaigners support the fisheries commission’s aim of rebuilding stocks to at least 20% of unfished levels by 2034, a target Nickson (Guardian News) said was “realistic and

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