EIRP Proceedings, Vol 15, No 1 (2020)

Food Security and Safety - as Crucial Elements in Shaping the Future of a Nation

Liviu-Mihail Marinescu, Vasile Bogdan


It is common knowledge that almost 20% of Earth’s population is using about 80% of its resources (Brown, 2000, pp. 57-58). The current populace number does exceed 7 billion, and despite all extant crises, it can reach nearly 9 billion in 2050 - a number which might stabilise at approximately 10 billion in the prospect of the year 2300. It is already known that food is insufficiently well distributed among people, more than 2/3 of World’s population running into difficulties regarding that matter. Provided the current course of soil fertility degradation is maintained – corroborated with population growth, food deficit will dramatically boost in future. The situation may aggravate when the financial crisis shatters the fragility of economies in the poorest countries (Nations, 2004, pp. 52-55). The standard of living and that of well-being of population are two different notions that do also interfere, they being interconnected. The concept of well-being implies a decent standard of living, both at the individual level and at the ceiling of the whole society. Reaching a decent living standard is about achieving a standard of living compatible with human dignity, and is measured by the quantities and types of goods and services by which entire populations might benefit, as well as the rock bottom conditions of living (Bogdan, 2014, pp. 94-99). Ensuring high levels of food security and safety stands for certifying a good standard of living, with offering the possibilities and assurances for national development.


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