The nutrition situation and the food safety challenges of the 21th. century

Sipos, Sándor: The nutrition situation and the food safety challenges of the 21th. century. Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia 1-2. pp. 69-73. (2012)

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Abstract

This study attempts to provide a brief picture on the growth of population and wages in developing countries that will have a much more direct effect on the demand for agricultural goods than that of the more developed ones. On one hand, huge demands are not satisfied, that means that the growth in wages will effect in direct demand for food (as the ev idence of the Engel law). On the other hand, over a certain wage level the consuming structure will move towards foods with higher nutritional value (as the evidence of the Benett law), which results in the transformation of demand structure. This paper introduces factors which can jeopardise the sufficient food security. New element is the rivality between energy crop farming and food production due to the high oil prices. Furthermore the competition for the scarce available goods and resources (like soil and water) has an impact on increasing of food price. Because of climate change huge part of arable lands will disappear. The questions of animal and plant hygiene make this issue more complicated.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia
Date: 2012
Number: 1-2
Page Range: pp. 69-73
ISSN: 1788-6392
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mérnöki tudományok
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 73. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 12:24
Last Modified: 2019. Jan. 04. 11:12
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/11897

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