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Food Security Is Not Just Food Quantity!

AURELE DESTREE, 09 OCT 2008

Following the UN approach, the concept of food security is formed by four elements: (i) the sufficiency of supply; (ii) the stability of supply; (iii) food safety; and (iv) the affordability of food. Nowadays, the concept is mostly identified only in terms of the sufficiency of supply, leaving the other three elements to the side or even in opposition.

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The Analogy Between Food and Energy Security is a Misleading Populism

VALENTIN ZAHRNT, 09 OCT 2008

Thinking about food security means thinking about the worst case: bad harvests in Europe combined with export restrictions abroad. But considering the historic volatility of EU production and anticipated future levels of EU production, nobody would have to go hungry in Europe. This would still hold true if the EU liberalised agricultural market access.

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Environment and climate issues should remain high on the agenda for the CAP post 2020

The results of the Commission’s recent public consultation on the future of the CAP have reinforced the message that the CAP must... Read in full