Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for by Quentin Farmar-Bowers, Vaughan Higgins, Joanne Millar

By Quentin Farmar-Bowers, Vaughan Higgins, Joanne Millar

This book considers the power and ability of the nutrition provide procedure in Australia to supply meals protection for the ever-increasing family and foreign inhabitants within the face of starting to be demanding situations in construction, source provide and screw ups in the nutrition method itself. even if Australia is a web nutrients exporting state, family meals lack of confidence exists and may raise as meals costs upward push within the coming many years. an summary of the nutrition provide procedure highlights the most demanding situations which are making a choice on the long run. a lot of those demanding situations may be resolved by way of the Australian govt, yet others are within the palms of worldwide governance to which Australia can in basic terms adapt. This book sheds gentle at the demanding situations and discusses the customers for constructing extra sustainable and resilient destiny foodstuff structures in Australia. additionally, it covers nutrition safeguard and sovereignty issues lower than the heading of “food fairness and access,” “food creation, coverage and trade,” and “impacts of land use making plans on agriculture.” 

The designated gains of the ebook comprise the next:

• so much literature on meals safeguard relates to constructing international locations. when it comes to distinction, this book explores meals defense in a built country (Australia) that possible would not have nutrition safeguard concerns. the themes coated within the ebook are appropriate to different constructed international locations with starting to be populations and source administration demanding situations.

• The ebook chapters are written through experts to color a accomplished photograph of the political, social, financial and environmental concerns that supply upward push to nutrients lack of confidence, and the demanding situations those matters current to the protection of the meals method in coming many years. the general association of the ebook makes use of a theoretically trained and multi-disciplinary procedure. this allows a serious and in-depth research of meals defense through outlining the most important demanding situations in addition to clients for the advance of extra sustainable and resilient agri-food platforms.

• The three important issues within the ebook are handled via a multi-disciplinary workforce of authors in a fashion that teases out varied issues of view illustrating the complexity of foodstuff safety. writer disciplines contain future health and nutrients, agriculture, ethics, social technological know-how, legislations, and practitioners handling nutrients reduction courses.

• The e-book indicates how meals defense pertains to many technical, social and ethical matters in society and the way it's attainable to advance profitable courses to enhance nutrients security.

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2007). This makes Australia particularly vulnerable to rapidly developing food shortages in the event of a disaster. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (2006) identifies a human disease pandemic, such as an influenza pandemic, as a serious threat to food security. Such a pandemic is predicted to develop and spread quickly in waves each of which could last months. The pandemic would have the most significant impact on Australian food businesses through a massive drop in staffing levels, with 30–50% of staff absent at the pandemic’s peak.

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