an economic and social condition of ready access by all members of a household to nutritionally adequate and safe food: a household with high food security.
- food se·cure, food-se·cure, adjective
- Compare food insecurity.
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How to use food security in a sentence
As food security concerns mount in the country, China faces growing pressure to import more grain from world market.The Environmental Challenges of China's Recovery After COVID-19 | Yanzhong Huang | February 2, 2021 | Time
Kalibata, a former minister for agriculture in Rwanda, played a large role in bringing food security to the mostly agricultural country.Agnes Kalibata, the UN's Food Systems Chief, on How Science Can Transform Farming to Help Save the Planet | Aryn Baker | January 28, 2021 | Time
In August, President Xi Jinping launched a “clean plate campaign,” calling food waste “shocking and distressing” and highlighting the need to “maintain a sense of crisis about food security” in China.How China Could Change the World by Taking Meat Off the Menu | Charlie Campbell/Shanghai | January 22, 2021 | Time
One is access to markets, which alone is a huge source of food waste, and the other is food security because of a lack of stable growing conditions exacerbated by climate change.SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time | Jonathan Shieber | December 4, 2020 | TechCrunch
These early memories would leave a major impression and seed our interest in food security and sustainable and renewable agriculture.Meet Four Craft Chocolate Makers Decolonizing the Industry | Jinji Fraser | October 22, 2020 | Eater
food security is a significant issue for tens of millions of Americans.
In a nation of 1.3 billion people, only 30 years removed from desperate poverty, food security is a major issue.