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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