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Time to rethink Australia’s food security


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Now that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has finalised his advisory team, he’s apparently planning a series of ‘sleeves up’ sessions on policy development. There are a few topics that he should have his advisers working on. One area of critical importance is the nexus between food security, disaster resilience and the impacts of climate change.

Ensuring a steady and continuous supply of food is vital to Australia’s national security, and in several lucrative overseas markets our food products are a steady export earner. Food security relates to the stable availability of food and individuals’ ability to access it. It relies on the capacity of interconnected social, economic and biophysical systems to meet the nutritional requirements of a growing global population.

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