Food Production Essay

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There is a world famous proverb, although an inevitable quote to be considered in today’s scenario “Let food be the medicine and let medicine be the food.” Every individual requires healthy food in order to survive, attain good health and to remain healthy and fit. The eating habits of a person are determined on the basis of certain factors which include the geographical location of the region in which he/she resides, also, the climate, culture, tradition, etc. play a vital role in the mentioned process. Food Production has made a remarkable consistent increase as compared to population, and scientific researches and theories have provided relevance in relation to this. Beside this fact, hunger remains persistent in various regions of the world. At present, more than one million people in the world are suffering with hunger and poverty whereas 800 million have been reported to be chronologically malnourished. Malnutrition, under nourishment and other chronic unpreventable diseases become the cause of death for every 6 million children below the age of five. However, several millions more face retarded growth, mental instability, deafness and other disabilities on account of improper intake or lackage of vitamins and minerals.
Since, last few decades, malnutrition together with Food Security
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The World Food Security, in Rome organized by FAO, defined Food Security as “When all the people at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary need and food preferences for an active and healthy life”. This definition provided relevance to issues of hunger and poverty in a broader form in addition to agricultural and rural development, constant food production and improved international trade [ref

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