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Food insecurity: How to orchestrate a global health crisis

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ABSTRACT

In 2007-2008, the world experienced over 1 billion people going hungry. This complex food security and public health crisis have many levels, actors and stakeholders. There lacks equity in access food markets, unbalanced consumption of nutrients and poor state institutions that, all negatively impact food security. Global financial products and regimes can greatly influence food prices, and if not properly regulated, this can lead to whole market manipulation and starvation. This paper discusses the basics of food security in a public health framework and describes the legal and financial mechanisms that lead to food insecurity.


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Quinn, J. and Bencko, V. (2013) Food insecurity: How to orchestrate a global health crisis. Health, 5, 1055-1061. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.56141.

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