When it comes to food something that we put little thought to is how readily available it is for everyone. While here in the United States we are ranked #1 out of 105, other countries are really not so fortunate. I am personally guilty of complaining when I go grocery shopping to see how much my bill increases each and every month. It’s easy to look at that total and see that it’s a bill. Immediately we want to dismiss it because it is a bill.
DuPont is calling for common food security metrics when it comes to resolving these issues.
“We’ve always known that what gets measured, gets done,” said Kullman. In an effort to increase global food security, DuPont commissioned the Global Food Security Index that was launched today by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
There is so much truth into this! More that hits home:
“As we talked to governments, NGOs and farmer organizations around the world, we’ve come to realize that while we share a common goal of food security, we do not share a common language. To truly address the root cause of hunger, we must have a common path forward to tackle such pressing issues as food affordability, availability, nutritional quality and safety,” said Kullman. “Literally billions are being invested to address food security, but until today, we had no comprehensive, global way to measure food security and the impact of investments and collaborations at the local level.”
I have to admit, I do think that sometimes the government gets into things further then they need, but in this case, I believe government is taking a back seat and we really need to step it up. Here in the United States we are lucky and more fortunate but this is not the case for everyone! In an ideal world, everyone would be able to afford to eat and eat plentiful.