Fixing Our Failing Food Systems

Fixing Our Failing Food Systems
10 April 2022
Authors of the article Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli and Oliver Camp on the theme of food production and consumption issues arguing that creating a sustainable food system is feasible but requires political will to achieve. The article published on the Project Syndicate international media website devoted to the discussion of food prices spike impelled by climate change consequences, political situation, supply chain disruption by pandemic that revealed global food system inefficiencies and inevitable food crisis.
Authors recalling the last UN Summit that embraced food and agriculture key actors and identified new substantial measures aimed to reduce hunger and malnutrition, and ensure environmental sustainability to transform food systems. Authors claiming that  UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) tend to underestimate food security problems, while climate negotiations, coal, cars, steel and cash continue to capture main political attention. Given that food systems generate one third of global emissions, overlooking the issue is extremely short-sighted, concluded authors. Failing food security system exacerbated by pandemic disruptions currently significantly worsened by the tension between Ukraine and Russia, particularly in developing countries noted authors.
However despite all these drawbacks authors are stressing on the feasible solutions that can be achieved through implementation of a sustainable production system and circular economy, preserving natural ecosystems with effective stewardship of land and resources to increase jobs and livelihoods, and to contribute to human and planetary wellbeing.
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