The issue

The food security problem

The world is facing a potential crisis in terms of food security. The challenge is to provide the world’s growing population with a sustainable, secure supply of safe, nutritious, and affordable high-quality food using less land, with lower inputs, and in the context of global climate change, other environmental changes and declining resources.

Facts and figures

A collection of facts about the 2008 price spike, World and UK food security

UK threat

How food security affects the UK

Global issues

Food security issues around the world

Modern agriculture and food security - a history

The background to the food security issue

Future trends

How food security may affect us in the future

Q&As

Commonly asked questions about food security