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In particular Goal 2: Zero Hunger sets globally agreed targets to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. FAO. There is no relationship between the prevalence of hunger in a given country and its population, Most innovations in agricultural biotechnology have been profit-driven rather than need-driven, Ecological theory predicts that the large-scale landscape homogenization with transgenic crops will exacerbate the ecological problems already associated with monoculture agriculture. Bangladesh is an example of a country that has met the Millennium Development Goal hunger target. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). [163], Food insecurity in children can lead to developmental impairments and long term consequences such as weakened physical, intellectual and emotional development. "[95], Diseases affecting livestock or crops can have devastating effects on food availability especially if there are no contingency plans in place. [159] Children whose families qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) may also receive food assistance. [61] Households with enough resources can overcome unstable harvests and local food shortages and maintain their access to food. [1] Later definitions added demand and access issues to the definition. [74] Diverting water from the headwaters of the Ica River to asparagus fields has also led to a water shortage in the mountain region of Huancavelica, where indigenous communities make a marginal living herding.[75]. [143] A tiny fraction of corn is used as a food source, and much of that fraction is used for high-fructose corn syrup, which is a main ingredient in processed, unhealthy junk food.[143]. Chronic food insecurity translates into a high degree of vulnerability to famine and hunger; ensuring food security presupposes elimination of that vulnerability. [23], The FAO has proposed a "twin track" approach to fight food insecurity that combines sustainable development and short-term hunger relief. They do so by contributing premium to an insurance fund, which will indemnify those who suffer insured loss. These indices can be delivered at low cost, and the insurance products open up new markets that are not served by claim-based insurances.[relevant? [148] A 2012 study in the Journal of Applied Research on Children found that rates of food security varied significantly by race, class and education. Findings from the International Council of Scientists (2003) that analyzed a selection of approximately 50 science-based reviews concluded that "currently available genetically modified foods are safe to eat," and "there is no evidence of any deleterious environmental effects having occurred from the trait/species combinations currently available. Food Safety Slogans Food safety and sanitation, for a healthier nation Be food safe Keep it cool is a golden rule Safe food saves life Safe food – be safe, … [53] The FAO adds a fourth pillar: the stability of the first three dimensions of food security over time. [25], With its prevalence of undernourishment (PoU) indicator, the FAO reported that almost 870 million people were chronically undernourished in the years 2010–2012. 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