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Commentary - Journal of Food Science and Nutrition (2022) Volume 5, Issue 9

Framing the food security challenge against global megatrends

Laszlo Ozsvari*

Department of Food Security, University of Tasmania, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Laszlo Ozsvari
Department of Food Security
University of Tasmania, Australia

Received: 29-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. AAJFSN-22-77449; Editor assigned: 01-Sep-2022, PreQC No. AAJFSN-22-77449(PQ); Reviewed: 15-Sep-2022, QC No. AAJFSN-22-77449; Revised: 20-Sep-2022, QC No. AAJFSN-22-77449(R); Published: 28-Sep-2022, DOI:10.35841/aajfsn-5.9.144

Citation: Ozsvari L. Framing the food security challenge against global megatrends. J Food Sci Nutr. 2022;5(9):144

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We really want to take care of an expected populace more than 9 billion by 2050 with decreasing regular assets, while guaranteeing the strength of individuals and the planet. Thus we associate the future worldwide food interest to the job of agrarian and food science in delivering and balancing out food sources to fulfil the worldwide food need. We feature the difficulties to food and agribusiness frameworks notwithstanding environmental change and worldwide megatrends that are molding the future world. We talk about the chances to decrease food misfortune and waste, and recuperate produce that is right now squandered to make this the new crude fixing supply for the food business. Our frameworks based point of view joins food security to horticultural efficiency, sanitation, wellbeing and nourishment, handling and production network productivity even with worldwide and industry megatrends. We require a cooperative, transdisciplinary way to deal with the study of food security, with an emphasis on empowering innovations inside a setting of social, market and worldwide patterns to accomplish food and healthful security


Business and industry, Natural sciences, Biotechnology, Farming, Creating world.


Taking care of the world reasonably is one of our general public's amazing challenges. A dramatic ascent in populace between [1961-2000] expanded the interest for food. The interest was met by a mix of logical and mechanical advances, government strategy, institutional intercession and business speculation, development and conveyance. Anyway expanded ranch data sources and results were halfway to the detriment of impeding impacts on the environment. In 2050, it is assessed there will be 9.7 billion individuals, and we will expect around 70% more food accessible for human utilization than is devoured today.

A megatrend is characterized as a significant change in friendly, monetary, ecological, mechanical or international circumstances that might reshape the manner in which an area works in the long-run. Hajkowicz and Eady (2015) recognized five megatrends obvious in worldwide food and agribusiness that will fundamentally affect the area throughout the following 20 years. These and different patterns including decreasing regular assets, urbanization, development of megacities, changing socioeconomics and moving dietary examples will essentially affect security. FAO has as of late required an extraordinary change to farming and food frameworks.

Framing the food security solution

A past outlining of the food security arrangement proposed that exploiting the advances in farming and decreasing waste while tending to moving eating regimens, empowered a multiplying in horticultural creation and a decrease in ecological impacts. Fostered a basic structure of wedges and demonstrated the kcal necessity for the developing total populace. They recommended the probable methodologies or potentially necessary stabilisations to convey food security as far as decreasing interest, filling the creation hole and staying away from misfortunes from the on-going creation level. In this point of view, we utilize the wedges idea to consider the job of science and the most encouraging mechanical methodologies that will be expected to convey food security in an asset compelled climate. We likewise offer a viewpoint on the logical effect that worldwide megatrends will have on these undertakings, and think about the requirement for better approaches for attempting to answer these patterns [1].

Opening pathways to lessen the food creation interest

Lessening food squander from homestead to shopper decreasing food wastage, which includes food misfortune and food squander, and catching a greater amount of the food that is created for human utilization is an undeniable chance to increment food security without expanding the natural weight of creation. Food misfortune is the reduction in palatable food mass, which happens at creation, postharvest and handling stages in the food store network, while food squander alludes to what is lost at retail and by consumers. Recuperating food misfortune and waste is a colossal chance to lessen creation interest, considering that around 1.6 billion tons of food is squandered along the chain and of this 1.3 billion is edible. The overall measures of food misfortune and food squander in different districts shift. Food misfortune is the significant supporter of food wastage in emerging nations. This is rather than created nations where squander principally happens at the retail and purchaser end of the food supply chain.

Food science and innovation plays a huge part to play in accomplishing food and sustenance security. Food conservation and adjustment innovations to expand timeframe of realistic usability of items (for example handling strategies, for example, drying to decrease water movement, heat treatment or high tension handling to lessen microbial burden or maturation to diminish pH) support the capacity of food to be made available and safe and are indispensable to the maintainability of the food supply and lessening food waste. Great post-collect taking care of practices from homestead to retail, including supporting operations and framework, can alleviate against the deficiency of new produce. This is turning out to be progressively significant as the food created in provincial regions needs to arrive at the developing populace in metropolitan regions and megacities. This outcomes in expanded tension for the enhancement of the circulation of food streams, further developed admittance to fitting methods of transportation, foundation, and better administration of cool chain coordinated factors, to supply guarantee reasonable food [2].

As far as handling, new extraction advancements, for example, ultrasound can work on the recuperation of oil from biomass. Normal safeguarding through fermentation 14 and detachment innovations, for example, forward osmosis‚ offer the possibility to make new worth added food fixings and bioactive from food misfortune and food squander. The favoured choice for further developing food security is to recuperate and protect food misfortune and food squander for human utilization.

Food banks have been set up in different nations to safeguard and reallocate nutritious food sources to weak gatherings. These drives lessen food squander, while lightening food instability. Be that as it may, there might be contending interests with different players along the chain who wish to address monetary, natural and social effects of food wastage. An all-encompassing methodology thinking about multi-partner viewpoints is expected to guarantee maintainable creation and utilization and a mutually beneficial answer for all.

Shoppers are probably going to keep on requesting more straightforwardness about the ecological certifications and provenance of food. Computerized innovation is expanding the admittance to data about food. The web of things will be an empowering agent for computerized disturbance, prompting less fatty creation and supply chains. Combination of computerized stages with constant examination and sensors for informed direction could be consolidated to foster a future hub in the food esteem chain (FOOD Misfortune BANKTM) to decrease food loss.

There are huge measures of food misfortune and waste, results and side floods of handling (for example straw, leaves and stems, effluents from handling) that are as of now redirected to different purposes like creature feed and for the development of synthetics, fertilizing the soil and energy, or being unloaded as landfill. It is past the extent of this paper to consider these elective purposes of food misfortune and food squander for non-food purposes.

Decreasing over utilization in human eating regimens the food wedge system considered the future food interest as far as calories to streamline and impart the probable stabilisations that sounds required. By and by however, we additionally need to consider food interest as far as giving the eating regimen that will uphold our future nourishing and wellbeing requirements. New measurements in view of 'wholesome yield' have been proposed to supplant 'ton/hectare respect' consider the significance of interest for nutritious nourishment for reasonable horticultural intensification. Amusingly, little homesteads that offer more dietary diversity may not be ready to manage the cost of the new advances, like mixture seeds and hereditarily adjusted creatures (GMOs), expected to help escalation [3].

Nourishing food security is muddled by the way that we want to expand how much accessible food; and yet there are more than 2 billion individuals who are fat or overweight. Decreasing over utilization in this populace addresses a huge chance to increment food security without adversely affecting the climate, and simultaneously diminishing the effects of the worldwide wellbeing trouble because of terrible eating routines. There are suggested dietary rules accessible; however these may not be complied to. An adjustment of buyer conduct through training joined with the expanded accessibility of better handled food varieties that address private matters is required. Obviously the food security challenge is complex‚ requiring an emphasis on both human and planetary wellbeing [4].


A coordinated arrangement of intercessions supported by transdisciplinary research and mechanical advancement will be required. These undertakings will be influenced by worldwide megatrends. The food wedges system gives a basic yet helpful build to start to comprehend the probable commitment that various developments could give. It will be valuable to additionally refine the food wedges system. For instance, the Food Security Panel of the Worldwide Association of Food Science and Innovation (IUFoST) has been thinking about a variant of the wedges structure that may be more intelligent of the food esteem chain. It could likewise be valuable to refine the structure regarding the interest for equilibrium of supplements for human wellbeing.


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