GOOD EARTH: Food insecurity a global as well as local issue

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CHRIS COULTER, Agriculture Columnist

A couple of weeks ago we discussed food safety, and today we’ll consider food security. Simply stated, food security is the availability of a food supply and an individual’s ability to access it. Tomes of public policy papers have been written to define food security, and lots of factors come into play. Food may be available, but an individual might not have the financial means to obtain it. That individual would be considered food insecure. War, natural disaster, or political conflict may also prevent food from reaching those who need it.

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